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Donor Stories

Stories from our donors

  • Egg sharing was a win-win for us and another couple
    Egg sharing was a win-win for us and another couple

    Lucinda (32) and Matthew (45) Lyne were fortunate to have a child following IVF treatment.  Knowing how much it meant to them, the couple decided to donate eggs to another couple...

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  • Egg Sharing was right for couple after someone kindly donated sperm
    Egg Sharing was right for couple after someone kindly donated sperm

    At 20 Fraser West felt he and his partner Nina were still too young to consider starting a family, but then suddenly his hope of ever fathering a child was snatched...

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Stories from donated egg recipients

  • From Despair to Joy for New Mother Told She Had No Eggs
    From Despair to Joy for New Mother Told She Had No Eggs

    Paula Moyes will always remember the day she was told she had no eggs: “I was absolutely devastated I cried all night in despair.” When she was 28 Paula had the Mirena...

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  • Special Gift Results in Double Joy
    Special Gift Results in Double Joy

    Egg donation fulfils Cambridge couple’s dream of a family“Everybody adores them,” says Pamela Keen, as three month old twins Tristan and Reuben babble to each other in the background. “I think...

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  • Egg Donation Was Our Only Chance After Premature Menopause
    Egg Donation Was Our Only Chance After Premature Menopause

    Sarah and Lee Harrison have two sons, Simon (four), and Thomas (two), conceived at Bourn Hall. Sarah was diagnosed with a premature menopause and had no viable eggs, but Bourn Hall...

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  • Generosity of sperm and egg donors helps Julie become a mum
    Generosity of sperm and egg donors helps Julie become a mum

    Single and 40, Julie Norman, from Ipswich, knew the chances of her dream of becoming a mum were slim, especially as NHS funding for IVF was out of the equation. Then...

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  • Miracle Babies are the Greatest Gift
    Miracle Babies are the Greatest Gift

    Nancy was just 19 when she was told that would never be able to have children of her own. The doctor had diagnosed premature ovarian failure and the damage could not...

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  • Thank you so much to those amazing people out there who donate
    Thank you so much to those amazing people out there who donate

    Well this our little miracle rose bud 'Amelia' without the fantastic help and support of the team at Cambridge this little girl would not be here today. Due to my condition...

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  • A Personal Story
    A Personal Story

    Jennifer 33, fell pregnant with her son when she was 19 years old, but three years later was diagnosed with early menopause. When she met Alan she knew her only chance...

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  • Thank You to Egg Donor
    Thank You to Egg Donor

    ‘Sally’, 39, had almost given up hope of being a mother; she had been married for 18 years, and spent 10 trying for a baby. “I had five cycles of IUI locally...

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