Primary or premature ovarian failure has been estimated to occur in approximately 1% of women. For such women their only hope of a pregnancy lies in the use of eggs donated by a healthy female volunteer. We currently have donors available therefore there is no waiting list for this treatment once you have had implications counselling carried out. This technique may also apply to women whose ovaries have been removed, or where there is a risk of passing on some genetic disorder by her own eggs and may also be advised for couples with repeated failed IVF cycles. For further information see our information leaflet ivf using donor oocytes
We also provide egg sharing. This allows us to provide treatment sooner but is slightly more expensive. For further information see the patient information leaflet information for egg share donors
Our continuing pregnancy rate for the year ending 31st December 2016 for treatment using donated eggs was 23% (4 pregnancies from 18 cycles started).