Why Women Donate Eggs

This information was correct at the time of publishing. It may not reflect our current practices.

Is donating eggs the newest trend? More women than ever are choosing to be egg donors, and it’s not just because of greater awareness of the need for donor eggs.

Here are some of the most common reasons women give for donating eggs to our award-winning egg donor bank:


Altruism is the number one reason for donating eggs. Many of our donors say they just want to give something back and – especially if they already have children of their own - have great empathy for other women who can’t conceive.

There’s no greater sense of reward than giving the hope of a child to someone who’s infertile. Being an egg donor is life-changing – for you as the donor and for the person who uses your eggs. As an egg donor you will be making a real and genuine difference.

Egg sharing through IVF

Women who have fertility problems also often desire to help others in the same situation. It’s why egg sharing is so popular. Women who need IVF share some of the eggs from their cycle with our donor programme.

In return, instead of time and expenses compensation, they receive subsidised IVF. Enabling them to try for a family, whilst giving that gift to someone else too.

Partner or Reciprocal IVF

Did you know some women donate eggs to their partner and our donor programme? Partner IVF is a special way for same-sex couples to have a family together. Eggs are used from one partner in IVF – with some also donated if they wish - whilst the other partner receives the resulting embryo and carries the baby.

Known egg donation to family or a friend

It’s not unusual for some of our egg donors to join our programme so they can donate to a friend or family member who needs help to conceive. We’re very experienced in ‘known donation’ and helping all people involved understand the legalities and implications of this unique way to donate eggs.

Can you be an egg donor?

Whatever your reasons for wanting to be an egg donor, there is specific criteria you need to meet to apply. You need to be:

  • Aged 18-35
  • In good health with no genetic or hereditary conditions in your family
  • A non-smoker (or have quit at least three months ago)
  • Be within a normal BMI range (19-29) – find out why this matters here

If you’d like to apply to be an egg donor, it’s easy and quick. Just complete our online form and we’ll get back to you. Or have a chat to our friendly Donation Team on 0161 300 2734. You can also explore what the egg donation process involves and read our egg donor FAQs.



Get Started

Start your journey to become an egg donor. Give the gift of life today!

Or call us now on:

0161 300 2734