At TFP Fertility UK, we have a wealth of experience caring for and supporting couples and single people who wish to use donor eggs or sperm.
As fertility experts for over 35 years, we’re here to support you throughout your journey with us, with a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Using donor eggs for IVF is the same process as IVF, except the eggs of the mother are replaced by those of a donor.
You’ll also be offered tailored counselling from a professional fertility counsellor to help you fully understand what it means to use a donor as part of your treatment and what you and your family can expect now and in the future.
Whatever your situation and wherever you are in your fertility journey, we’ll work with you to develop a personalised treatment and care plan that optimises your chances of success and helps you manage the ups and downs of the experience.
You may consider using donated eggs in your fertility treatment because:
You’re not producing your own eggs
Your own eggs are unlikely to conceive a baby
You have a high risk of passing on a genetic disorder to a child
You’re a male same sex couple or you’re a single man using surrogacy
Each of our clinics have access to egg donors.
Our donors are all fit and healthy individuals who have met strict qualifying criteria to donate.
They must also share their full medical history and those of their immediate biological family members.
We also carry out several screening tests to ensure that the donor won’t pass any illnesses or infections to mother or baby.
If you’d like to know more about using donor eggs or would like to book an appointment, please contact us. We’ll get back to you within 48 hours and provide you with all the information you need to get started.
Here we answer some of the questions people most often ask us.
If you want to know more, contact our friendly team today for a confidential chat and to book an appointment with one of our fertility experts.
When you’re looking for a suitable donor, we’ll provide you with as much information as we can about them without revealing their identity.
Typically, the information we’ll provide will include:
Colour of eyes, hair, and skin
Age at the time of donation
Skills and interests
Reasons for donating
If they have proven fertility
We also encourage donors to write a description of themselves and a goodwill message to any children created from their donation.
Yes, you can find your own egg donor to use for fertility treatment at TFP Fertility UK.
We strongly recommend you only use eggs from licensed clinics in the UK or abroad.
Alternatively, you may wish to use eggs from someone you know, such as a family member or friend.
If you do wish to use a known donor, they’ll have to undergo some health tests at one of our clinics, attend counselling, and sign consent forms before becoming a donor.
We’ll discuss the full process with you during your consultation and give you plenty of time to ask questions.
If you find a donor and you’re happy to move ahead, you can start treatment straight away.
The availability of frozen eggs may mean you need to join a waiting list, but we’ll be able to advise on this during your consultation.
If you wish to use fresh donor eggs, for example from a known donor, the only delay will be that your menstrual cycle will need to be synchronised to your donor’s cycle.
We guarantee six eggs from your donor for your treatment cycle.
All eggs will be fertilised in a lab with sperm to become embryos.
If you become pregnant after IVF treatment, we can store any extra embryos for future use.
This is something that we can discuss during your consultation, it is possible if the eggs are available.
We also include embryo freezing as part of all our fertility treatments, so any high-quality embryos remaining after an IVF cycle can be stored for future use.