Donor Eggs, Donor Sperm and Donor Embryos

Donor Eggs

Donor eggs can be used for women with premature menopause, women who have not become pregnant after many IVF cycles and women who no longer have viable eggs of their own because of their age.

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Donor Sperm

Traditionally donor sperm is used when a man has few sperm or poor quality sperm.  Rarely it is used if the man's sperm carries a very high risk that any child might have a serious congenital abnormality.  It is also an option for single women or women in a same-sex relationship. 

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Donor Embryos

Some people, having undergone successful IVF treatment and completed their families, may still have frozen embryos.  They will need to make a decision about what to do with their remaining embryos.  One option is to donate them to people for whom this may be the only option of experiencing parenthood.

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This page was last updated at 8:03PM on August 29, 2021.