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IVF using donor eggs at TFP Fertility UK

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.

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IVF using donor eggs

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.

Why would I use egg donation?

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

Can TFP Fertility UK help me find an egg donor?

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.

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Contact us today

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

What information can you provide about a donor?

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:

Physical characteristics

  • Height

  • Colour of hair, skin and eyes

Personal profile

  • If they have proven fertility

  • Their reason for donating

  • Their age at the time of donation

  • Religion and ethnic group

  • Interests and skills

  • Occupation

We also suggest to donors that they write a description who they are and a kind message to any children created from their donation.

Can I find my own donor eggs to use?

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.

How long will I have to wait before I can use donor eggs?

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.

How many donor eggs will I receive?

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.   

Can I reserve eggs to have more children from the same donor?

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.


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