Egg Sharing Scheme

Helping women who require donor eggs and reducing the cost of IVF treatment

What is Egg Sharing?

IVF with egg sharing is where the female patient goes through an IVF cycle and donates half of her collected eggs to another couple. The recipient couple need donated eggs because the female partner has poor ovarian function due to disease, surgery, premature menopause or age. There could also be genetic reasons why she cannot use her own eggs. All egg donation is strictly regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

For the egg share cycle to proceed, eight or more eggs must be collected, allowing a minimum of four eggs for the patient and four for the recipient.

What are the criteria to be an Egg Share Provider?

In order to be an egg share provider, the female patient must fulfil the following criteria:

  • be less than 36 years at the start of the treatment cycle
  • AMH of greater than 8
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30
  • non-smoking
  • both ovaries present
  • no moderate/severe endometriosis
  • not a previous poor responder to treatment
  • reason for infertility diagnosed (eg tubal factor, or male factor)
  • all screening tests satisfactory
  • satisfactory completion of health questionnaire
  • consent to Salisbury Fertility Centre to contact GP
  • partner should agree with treatment

If you are considering the possibility of having IVF with egg sharing we would be pleased to hear from you.

Who is it suitable for?

Provided you meet the criteria above egg sharing may be suitable for you if you are looking to reduce the cost of your IVF treatment and are happy to donate some of your eggs to another couple. In an egg sharing treatment cycle the egg share provider pays a treatment deposit, the cost of their drugs and the HFEA licence fee. If the egg share cycle proceeds and there are at least four eggs each available for the provider and recipient following the egg collection then the deposit is returned to the egg share provider.

Egg sharing may also be suitable for you if you require IVF treatment yourself but at the same time you wish to assist a couple who require donated eggs.

Contact Salisbury Fertility Centre

Let us know how we can help

If we are unable to answer your telephone call there is an answerphone, so please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

The centre opens at 8.00am and we are here until 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Salisbury Fertility Centre
Salisbury District Hospital
Odstock Road

Tel: 01722 417224

We are located in the central area of the hospital close to Day Surgery. Car Park 8 is the closest.
Contact us to request a map of the Hospital.

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