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What can be better than helping others to complete their families and to make their dreams come true.

I cannot thank everyone at the City Fertility enough. I felt so safe and looked after at every stage and know that everyone I met truly was interested in me and my ivf journey.

Our Egg Donation Programme

Our programme for egg donation service is designed to offer you the comfort and understanding you need, while you undertake a process which can often be emotionally overwhelming. If you would like to begin the journey and expand your family, please get in touch with our clinic today.

Below, we have gone into greater depth on what GENNET City Fertility can offer you with our first-class treatment programme.

Our Egg Donation Programme
What is Egg Donation?

What is Egg Donation?

Egg donation, also called ovarian egg donation, is when a person goes through part of the IVF process and allows for their eggs to be collected. These eggs may then be donated for use in someone else’s treatment, fertility research, or training.

In many cases, the egg donor will provide their donation to someone they know, such as a family member who is unable to conceive using their own eggs. This is also called known egg donation. Others may choose to donate to a member of the public, helping someone they don’t know to have the baby or even babies that they have been hoping for.

egg donor plan is really helpful for families who wish to have children. To those who want to donate egg, I’d say that they’re going to make families happy, hopeful and give them spirit of life

Thank you! If you are choosing to become an egg donor, you will be helping someone to fulfil their dream of becoming a parent and to have the children they’ve always wanted.

This act of kindness and generosity will help so many couples who require use of donor eggs for various reasons, including one of the intended parents going through chemotherapy, medical issues such as genetic disorders or premature menopause, or poor egg quality.

Our aim is to help all these patients to create a family of their own. More couples are seeking egg donation treatment than ever and we will need your support to continue to help these patients achieve their dreams and give them the opportunity to experience parenthood.

You will also receive a compensation of up to £750 per a cycle of donation as per the HFEA regulations and all medical costs connected with your donation will be covered by the clinic.

We have a dedicated team to guide you through the process and ensure you are well supported and informed. We also understand that you have responsibilities outside of your donation, so we will do what we can to accommodate this and will try to be flexible with examination times so that your schedule will not be interrupted.

Below, we have gone into greater depth on the process of donating your eggs.

Who Can Donate Eggs in the UK?

To donate your eggs to someone’s treatment, you usually have to be between the ages of 18 and 35. If you are older than this, the age limit may be overlooked in exceptional circumstances, such as if you are donating your eggs to a family member.

You will be required by law to give written consent to the use and storage of donated eggs and any embryos that are produced by them. If you are making a private donation to someone you know and you only want them to receive your eggs, this should also be stated in your consent form.

  • Between 18 - 35
  • Healthy with a BMI between 19-30
  • A Non-Smoker
  • Both ovaries intact

Are There any Other Criteria That Could Prevent Donation?

Apart from the health and age limit of the donor, there are other criteria which may prevent a donation from taking place, these include

  • Hereditary medical conditions
  • A family history of hereditary diseases
  • Failure to attend scheduled meetings and appointments

Having the opportunity to use an egg donor meant that I had a chance to realise my dream of becoming a Mum.
It meant that I still had an opportunity to experience pregnancy and have my own family, to feel complete
and happy

Mother

How to Donate Eggs in the UK at GENNET City Fertility

The whole process involves the full support of our Egg Donations team, so you don’t have to worry if there is anything you don’t understand at this stage

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    Consultation

    When you choose to donate through our clinic, you will be asked to answer a series of questions before the process begins. We will also check your family history to assess eligibility in terms of inherited medical conditions, which ensures that you are suitable to make a donation.

    Counselling will also routinely be offered at this time, so you will have a telephone or video counselling session with one of our fertility counsellors to understand the ethical, legal, and social implications of donating your eggs.

    You will then have a consultation with the doctor who will go through the process with you and will answer any questions you may have.

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    Our Screening Tests

    One of our nurses will perform some blood tests to screen for any potential infections (these may include HIV, HTLV, hepatitis B and C, syphilis and gonorrhoea) and hereditary conditions and to have your hormone profile taken, to make sure there are no difficulties in stimulating your ovaries.

    We will also perform a basic genetic screening, which includes a karyotype and cystic fibrosis gene mutation screening. Any other genetic tests will be done based on a donor’s individual risk to specific conditions. These screening tests all help to minimise the risk of transmitting any genetic or infectious disease following donation, though we must state that it does not eliminate the risk entirely.

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    Further Steps

    The nurse will guide you throughout the process, including filling in the necessary consent forms or booking your appointments for monitoring scans. There will be around three to four scans in total.

    You will also get to write a goodwill message for the child born from your donation.

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    Stimulation Process

    The process you will undergo to donate your eggs will include taking hormone injections from Day 2 of your bleed, which helps us to control the fertility process. Don’t worry about this, however, as the nurse will teach you how to take these.

    You will then undergo a series of monitoring scans (around three or four) to check the follicles and to ensure they are growing as we would expect.

    The stimulation lasts usually for 10 to 12 days. You will then get your last injection for the final maturation of the eggs. This is called the trigger injection.

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    Collection of Oocytes

    The eggs (oocytes) are then collected under sedation. This is a procedure which takes roughly 20 to 30 minutes. You will recover quickly and will be allowed to go home two or three hours after the procedure.

    The eggs that have been collected will then either be frozen for others’ use, or they may even sometimes be fertilised straightaway (if there is a recipient matched already).

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    Post-Donation

    The nurse will guide you throughout the process, including filling in the necessary consent forms or booking your appointments for monitoring scans. There will be around three to four scans in total.

    You will also get to write a goodwill message for the child born from your donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why is the initial consultation with a physician important? What do I need to prepare for it?

    This consultation is extremely important in order to determine the treatment that is appropriate for you. That is why the physician needs all your medical documentation that is required for the initiation of the treatment. If you provide us with all necessary documents, you can arrange a specific date of the start of treatment during the consultation with the physician.

  • Do You Get Paid for Donating Eggs?

    The law will permit fertility centres and clinics to pay egg donors up to £750 per cycle of egg donation. This is normally used to cover travel expenses, as well as any childcare costs that have incurred during the egg donation treatment on the day of egg collection.

    Other than this, it is illegal to pay for egg donation in the UK.

  • How much will my treatment in the GENNET clinic cost?
    Prices of individual types of treatment and specific examinations can be found in our current price list.
  • If You Donate Your Eggs Can You Still Get Pregnant?

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  • Does the staff of GENNET speak in my mother tongue?
    There is an international department in our clinic for your maximum comfort. All information will be provided to you in English, German or Italian.
  • Are There Legal Implications to Donating Eggs?

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  • Why should I choose GENNET?
    GENNET is a leading clinic with many years of experience. It mainly offers its patients a successful comprehensive treatment of their condition using the most recent high-tech equipment, state-of-the-art PGD laboratories and a personal approach to the clients.
  • Can Donors Change Their Mind?

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  • Why should I choose the Czech Republic for my treatment?
    Our clinic is located in Prague, which is the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague is one of the most beautiful European cities. The clinic is situated only a few steps from the historical center and we offer you the possibility of superb accommodation at competitive rates from our partners.
  • Why should I wait up to 4 months for the treatment with donor gametes?
    The period of 4 months is not only waiting time. You will undergo all necessary examinations for your treatment during this time. If you choose the treatment with donor eggs, we will look for a suitable donor and you will have the opportunity to prepare for the entire cycle both mentally and physically. The waiting time depends on your readiness for the treatment, it can therefore be considerably shorter.
  • What is the success rate for infertility treatment in GENNET?
    The average success rate of our clients of all ages and all types of treatment is currently more than 65%.
  • Who are your donors?
    Our donors are mostly university students or young mothers aged 18-32 years. These women undergo a gynecological examination, they are repeatedly tested for sexually transmitted diseases and they ultimately undergo a genetic screening.
  • How will you find a suitable donor for me?
    Special program selects donors from our database according to the blood group and phenotype, that is, eye color, hair color, height and weight. Our experts review additional information based on the photographs of the recipient and her partner.
  • When will I pay for the egg donation?
    The advance payment of EUR 500 is due at the reservation of date of egg retrieval of the donor. The payment for the treatment must be credited to the account of the clinic 10 weeks prior to the agreed date of the treatment.
  • Does the price include all medication that I need?
    No, it does not. Our patients must pay for the medication in addition to the price of treatment.

Costs

We know that cost is usually a concern when patients are considering treatments. We aim to be as transparent and helpful as possible and you can download a Costed Treatment Plan (CTP) document below listing all charges likely associated with this treatment. There may be additional service charges should your particular case need them and these would be discussed with you based on your individualised treatment plan prior to you starting a treatment.

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