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Egg Donation Programme

Every year around 1,500 people are born through donor assisted conception and there are over 1 million donor offspring worldwide. Egg donation may be the recommended treatment for woman who are unable to produce their own eggs for a variety of reasons such as premature menopause, infertility due to cancer treatment, poorly functioning ovaries (in older women) and serious risk of passing genetic conditions to their unborn child.
Patients who may also benefit from the use of donor eggs are those who have undergone multiple IVF treatments without success. This may be a result of poor response to stimulation by fertility drugs, failure of egg collections or poor egg quality.

Life Clinic is able to provide egg donation treatment. Please contact us for further details. This treatment involves placing the donor on a course of fertility drugs to stimulate the ovaries to produce many eggs. The female partner who will recieve the eggs is made ready for pregnancy through a course of hormones. The eggs are then collected from the donor's ovaries and fertilised with the partner's sperm. The selected healthy fertilised eggs are then implanted into the uterus of the woman who will mother the child. All donors are extensively screened and receive counselling before initiating treatment. We match donor and recipient physical characteristics as closely as possible.

Egg donation has proved to be very successful, with success rates up to 75% per treatment cycle, and is the only treatment available for women who are unable to produce their own eggs. This treatment may raise ethical issues and so counselling is an essential part of the treatment programme.

Images of a 4-cell embryo (top) and an 8-cell embryo (bottom). Life Clinic operates a successful egg donation programme without waiting list. All donors are extensively screened.