Donor information

For some people, the opportunity to use donated eggs, sperm or embryos presents their only chance to have a baby. Although the medical procedures involved are relatively straightforward, there’s the potential for many complex legal and emotional issues on all sides that need to be carefully considered before you make the decision to go ahead with this treatment option.

All donors need to be tested for infectious diseases before the cycle and then again at the end of the recommended four month quarantine. Tests include HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, cytomegalovirus and human lymphotropic virus (a rare cause of cancer of the lymph nodes).

Although quarantining embryos is not mandatory, we recommend it as best practice for medical reasons. We understand, however, that some patients are willing to accept the risk of infection and will waive the quarantine in order to proceed with an immediate fresh transfer.

Egg donation
Who can donate eggs?
Sperm donation
Am I eligible?
Counselling
Quarantine
An informal guide to finding an egg donor