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Becoming an egg donor

Are you interested in joining the army of egg donors, but are unsure on how to donate eggs? At Bridge we provide egg donation services via the London Egg Bank for people to give life to those who struggle with fertility problems.

In the UK egg donors must normally:

  • Be aged between 18 and 35
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Not be currently pregnant or breast feeding
  • Be fit and well with a healthy BMI
  • Have AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) levels within the normal range
  • Have no previous history of severe endometriosis
  • Have no history of low ovarian response to ovarian stimulation
  • Have both ovaries
  • Be free of any hereditary conditions and have a good knowledge of their family medical history
  • Have no untreated polycystic ovarian disease.
  • Be aware of the consequences of donation (In-house counselling is always advised before egg donation to understand the implications of treatment and transfer).  Although egg donors may be anonymous to their recipients, the donor conceived child can find out non-identifying information at 16 and identifying information about the donor at the age of 18.

Egg donation is when donors anonymously give their eggs to a recipient (or recipients) for altruistic reasons. Donors are not paid, but upon completion of the programme, they are compensated £750, as authorised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). This is to cover out of pocket expenses such as travel and childcare costs.

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