A short educational video about egg donation and the difference between altruistic egg donation and egg sharing.
Altruistic egg donation
Egg donation is a life-changing gift for would-be parents facing a future without children. Some of our egg donors are making a selfless decision to help those less fortunate than themselves to become parents through egg donation for compensation of £750 or egg sharing for a funded round of IVF.
Can anyone become an altruistic egg donor?
There are strict criteria in place in order to become an egg donor. We will need to assess your potential to produce enough eggs for the treatment, and your overall health and genetic makeup. This is so that we are not knowingly passing any inheritable illness on to any child born as a result of the donation.
The most important factor to consider when looking at egg quality is your age. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) stipulate that an egg donor:
- Needs to be between the ages of 18 and 35
- Is fit and healthy within normal limits of weight and height.
- Hasn’t got a family history of inherited diseases, genetic disorders or any serious mental health issues
At Herts & Essex Fertility Centre we accept egg donors who satisfy all of the above criteria and have a BMI between 19 and 34.