One in six Australian couples will have a fertility issue at some point in their lives and one in 10 couples will have trouble conceiving their second child. You are not alone.
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Read about donor eggs below or jump to donor sperm.
Known egg donors in Australia must be altruistic and as a result, finding a donor can be challenging. Sometimes donors come from the community and are previously unknown to the recipient - women who have a family of their own and wish to share that joy with another. More often, the donor is known to the recipient - a friend, sister, or cousin.
We suggest you speak with family and friends first to find out if anyone, such as sisters, cousins or friends, is willing and able to help you.
An alternative is to search the various Australian egg donation websites:
Whilst we don’t actively recommend these websites, there might be someone on there who can help you. It’s important to remember that donors must not be paid and we highly recommend for this reason that you focus on Australian sites and donors.
Once you have exhausted your search for a known donor, another option available to Genea patients is buying donor eggs from The World Egg Bank. Genea works with The World Egg Bank but at no point does Genea own or vouch for the eggs ordered from the TWEB.
To see the egg donors available, visit The World Egg Bank. You will need to register on the site so that you can search for donors that are available to Australian recipients, it is very important that you select a donor who is available for use in Australia.
However, please get in touch with us before committing to purchase eggs from The World Egg Bank because you have to have completed the mandatory counselling with Genea before taking that step.
If you contact Genea’s Donor Coordinator, Susan Chandler at email@example.com we can outline current costs for purchasing eggs through The World Egg Bank.
Eggs, whether from TWEB or fresh are not routinely quarantined in the same way that sperm is. If you wish to arrange quarantine for your donor eggs this must be done in advance.
Whether you are sourcing donor eggs from a known donor or you want to purchase them from The World Egg Bank, your next step is to select a Genea Fertility Specialist and book in to see them.
From there the paths differ a little:
Known Donor eggs
The World Egg Bank eggs
Known sperm donors in Australia must be altruistic and as a result, finding a donor can be challenging. Sometimes donors come from the community and are previously unknown to the recipient - men who have a family of their own and wish to share that joy with another. More often, the donor is known to the recipient - a friend, brother-in-law or partner’s cousin for example.
Once you have exhausted your search for a known donor, another option available to Genea patients is buying donor sperm from Fairfax Cryobank. Genea works with Fairfax Cryobank but at no point does Genea own or vouch for the sperm ordered from them.
Unfortunately, there is a waiting list for sperm from Fairfax Cryobank. This is due to the fact that sperm donors available to Australian patients are limited because of our identification laws.
If you contact Genea’s Donor Coordinator Susan Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org we can send you the latest list of available donors.
At this stage we are still building supply for the Genea Sperm Bank but expect to have donor sperm available in 2018.
Whether you are sourcing donor sperm from a known donor or you want to purchase it from Fairfax Cryobank, your next step is to select a Genea Fertility Specialist and book in to see them.
Fairfax Cryobank sperm