The London Women's Clinic


FREE IVF for egg-sharers


Egg donation and egg-sharing


Egg-sharing is an IVF treatment which brings together women having conventional IVF (the sharer) with those unable to produce their own eggs (the recipient).  Egg-sharing enables these two groups of women to help one another - egg-sharers receive free IVF treatment, whilse recipeints receive the eggs they need for IVF.

How egg-sharing works

The sharer has conventional IVF treatment, involving ovarian stimulation, egg collection and embryo transfer.  But half the eggs collected are randomly allocated to the recipient, whose uterus is prepared for embryo transfer with hormone therapy.  The recipient's allocated eggs are fertilised with her partner's sperm and transferred as in conventional IVF.  Good results have been reported for both sharers and recipients, suggesting that the one does neither better or worse that then other.  

Egg-sharing criteria

To become an egg-sharer, you'll need to be 35 or under.  But not everyone will be eligible, so before applying it's worth checking if you fulfill the additional criteria established by the UK's regulatory body, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).  You can click here for the full criteria.

Egg-sharing has become very popular at the London Women's Clinic, but especially as a fertility treatment for lesbian couples and single women.  These patients whose only 'cause' of infertility is the lack of a male partner; success rates are very high.

Become an egg-sharer


Egg-sharing and egg donation information sheet

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