What's the
process?

We'll support you through every
step of the donation process

1 Eligibility

You can take the first step to becoming a donor by answering some simple questions to find out if you are eligible

2 Donor Coordinator

If you are eligible, we will make an appointment for you to meet a Donor Coordinator. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

3 Screening tests

If you are eligible to become an egg donor, the next step is screening. This means a detailed medical history, a medical consultation to test your blood and urine, and hormone and ultrasound tests to see how many eggs your ovary has 'in reserve'. There will also be lots of discussion, to make sure you fully understand the journey ahead, and qualified counsellors will be on hand to explain what egg donation means socially, emotionally and legally. This is all included as part of our service.

4 Added to the database

When you complete screening, you will enter our database and become a candidate for matching to a woman who needs a donor egg. At this stage you'll be asked to complete a donor information form from the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).

5 Goodwill message

A goodwill message is built into the paperwork from the HFEA. We can support you to write this message, which can include any information you would like to pass on to a child born as a result of your egg donation.

6 Matching and storage

Your physical and ethnic characteristics will be matched to a recipient's requested donor type. If your eggs match a recipient, they will be used as fresh eggs. If a match isn't immediately found, your eggs will be frozen and stored.

7 Treatment

The treatment itself consists of two phases - stimulation and egg collection. You'll need daily injections to stop your usual egg release, to stimulate the ovaries and to prepare eggs for collection. Egg collection itself involves a minor operation with an anaesthetic injection.

8 Process completion

When your treatment is over you'll be fully registered with the HFEA. You'll also receive some final information from your clinic that concludes your journey as a donor. You can request information from the HFEA about the number, gender and year of birth of any people born as a result of your donation.