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Gift of Giving

What is the ‘Gift of Giving’ for donors all about?

A donor may nominate a friend or family member who needs fertility treatment to receive a free cycle of our standard IVF treatment package. If the nominated person also needs donor gametes they will receive the eggs or sperm from a different donor.

The free package of IVF includes a standard IVF treatment, but does not include the pre-treatment consultation, screening tests or medication. 

Who can become a Gift of Giving donor?

Sperm donors must be aged between 18 and 40 and egg donors between 18 and 35 years of age with a body mass index (BMI) between 19 and 30. All donors must be free from any congenital, familial or hereditary disease.

It is important that all donors have implications counselling from our independent fertility counsellors. This is provided free of charge.

A number of screening tests will need to be performed before you will be able to become a donor.

  What does donating involve?

The process, screening tests required and legal situations for a ‘gift of giving’ donor are the same for any other egg or sperm donor.

Follow the links for more information about donating sperm or donating eggs.

Donors will be asked to sign a declaration that they are making the donation of their own free will and that they have not been coerced in any way into volunteering to donate. They will also sign to say that they are not receiving any other money or benefits for making this donation (other than the free cycle of IVF for their nominee). The benefit cannot be transferred or sold and if the nominee is either unsuitable for treatment, or decides not to proceed with treatment, the donor will be compensated in the normal way for an egg or sperm donor.

What are the next steps?

If you would like more information, or to take the first step in becoming a “gift of giving’ donor, please complete an online enquiry form for sperm or egg donation.

Alternatively call our enquiries team on 01954 717521