We offer treatment when either egg or sperm donation are required although we do not hold lists of donors for these treatments. All potential recipients (people receiving either sperm or eggs) and donors (people giving sperm or eggs) will have the opportunity to see our counsellor to discuss implications of using donor gametes.
We would recommend that egg donors are 35 years or under and ideally have had a child of their own. We do not hold a list of egg donors but are able to assess potential egg donors known to yourself for treatment. However we understand that very often finding a suitable donor is difficult, we therefore work with Altrui who offer altruistic egg donation. Altrui were the first and until recently only, agency specialising in finding and looking after altruistic egg donors in the UK, Altrui have over 25 years’ experience in the fertility world. Please call the clinic or go to their website for more information www.altrui.co.uk.
We have also long established formal relationships with the most reputable overseas centres. We have co-management arrangements which take the risk from overseas care as well as increasing convenience and decreasing cost.
Donor sperm may be purchased from reputable web-sites recommended by our clinic. These samples will already have been tested for infectious diseases and quarantined for a period of six months. We also provide treatment where the sperm donor is known to yourselves and will advise you regarding the screening, quarantine and use of sperm samples.