Many women who suffer from fertility problems have a generous desire and empathy to help others who are going through a similar experience in any way they can, including by donating eggs.
This is called egg-sharing. Egg-sharing is when you have IVF and donate some of your eggs – usually half of the eggs collected – as part of your treatment cycle, to help other infertile women to conceive.
Egg-sharing has proven to be a very successful scheme at KNH Fertility Centre, helping women who need donor eggs and those who need IVF to successfully conceive.
Egg-sharing at KNH Fertility Centre: What your treatment includes
As an egg-sharer with KNH Fertility Centre, your egg-sharing package is one of the most comprehensive available to maximise your chances of pregnancy success.
We include treatment such as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) if it’s needed, Blastocyst culture within the cost of your subsidised cycle.
As an egg-sharer, your private IVF cycle with us includes:
- All required drugs
- Egg collection procedure
- Preparation of sperm and insemination of your eggs including ICSI
- Embryo culture including Blastocyst
- Embryo transfer, to help your embryo adhere to your uterus after transfer
- Pregnancy scan or follow-up consultation
If you wish to egg-share, the same rules apply as if you didn’t need IVF and just wanted to donate eggs. You must be between the ages of 18 and 35, and you’ll need to fulfill other criteria relating to your medical history. Take a look at the full details of egg-sharing criteria in our Guide for Egg-Sharing.
Egg-sharing and IVF: A serious decision
If you’re considering egg-sharing, remember that this means becoming an egg donor, and all that this entails. It has very serious implications now and in the future, including the potential of future contact from a donor-conceived child. And because of this not every woman will want to – or should – egg-share. Donating eggs is not a decision that should ever be taken lightly, or solely as a means to get reduced-rate IVF, because of its implications, which will be fully explained to you.