You may require egg donation as part of your fertility treatment. This may be because of medical complications or the female partner’s maternal age. There are three ways to access this treatment at IVI:
Using a known donor
A patient may choose to use an oocyte donated from a relative or another known person. These eggs would undergo medical screening as part of the process and counselling would be necessary.
Using a UK donor
Patients can use a UK donor. Due to the current UK law, at the age of 16 the child (or parent on their behalf) can access the donor’s non-identifiable information. When the child reaches 18 they may contact the donor if they wish, but this doesn’t change the legal status of the donor.
Using a donor from IVI in Spain
IVI have a network of clinics across Spain that for many years have been working with UK patients who require egg donation. Egg donation is anonymous in Spain. IVI in Spain has the largest frozen egg bank in the world. We therefore have access to egg donors with all characteristics, with no waiting list.
Click here to see the patient journey for patients visiting Spain.