The Unit will be closed for theatre and laboratory work to allow for essential maintenance to be carried out.  The last egg collection will be carried out on 21st July 2017 and the last embryo transfer on 26th July.  Egg collections will resume on 14th August. We will be open during the closure to carry out scans, clinics and will be here to answer calls.


The next patient information evening will be held on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 7 pm in the Gannochy Lecture Theatre, Ninewells Hospital (when you come in the main entrance of the hospital, turn along the first corridor on the left and the lecture theatre will be signposted. This is for all patients due to come through for treatment soon or those interested in having treatment.


Lee Crompton has written another book called ‘The Brussel  Scouts and is donating all the profits from the first print run of 100 to BirthTay.  The book is now available to pre-order on Lee’s website –


Support group meetings are facilitated by Mairi Handy of Fertility Network Scotland – and are held from 6 pm to 8 pm on the second Thursday of each month in Seminar Room  C, Ninewells Hospital – when you enter the hospital, turn along the first corridor on the left into the ‘University area. There are 3 seminar rooms on the right and C is the first one you come to.

DIARY DATE : To help more people gain access to fertility expertise and advice Fertility Network Scotland are holding a Scottish Fertility Options Day on Saturday 6th May in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall between 10am – 3pm.

You will be able to speak with a host of exhibitors who can talk you through different options on your fertility journey.

Choose to attend some or all of the talks hosted by professionals with question and answer sessions.

Everything you need to know in one place to help, advise and support you.

To attend the Free event you can register through the following link…


Huge thanks to  Exxon-Mobil who donated a fantastic £4,000 to BirthTay.

Gail Halstead is taking part in the Edinburgh marathon in May and has set up a link on BirthTay’s page in Virgin Money Giving to raise funds for the Unit.

Many thanks to Lee Crompton who signed 50 copies of his book The Escape-peas and gave the proceeds to BirthTay.  This raised £130.


Thanks and congratulations to Alan Tindal and friends who completed the 3 Peaks Challenge on 16th June and raised over £1200 for BirthTay.

3 peaks challenge

Many thanks to Jill Robertson who, with her twins Isla and Gregor, handed over a cheque for £1000 for BirthTay.  Jill raised this by holding a tuckshop at her work.

Lucie and Richard Ainsworth did a sky dive and raised £2,500 for BirthTay.  See photos! Skydive1


BirthTay is now registered with Virgin Money Giving instead of Just Giving – just log on to and search for BirthTay


Some patients’ only chance of having a baby is by using donated eggs but there is a shortage of donors. We are looking for people to join our egg share programme; this provides treatment at a significantly reduced cost if you agree to donate half of the eggs collected (£1500 for a cycle of IVF and £1700 for ICSI, including drugs). Please see information for egg share donors for more information.


We are now able to pay egg donors a fee of £750 per treatment cycle and sperm donors £35 per clinic visit, if you would like further information, please contact Anne McConnell.



We have a range of good for sale, all with the BirthTay logo.  All proceeds go directly to the Unit.  We have:

Badges                                           £1

Trolley coins                                 £1

Shopping bags                              £2

McLaggan Smith mugs               £5



BirthTay is the fundraising arm of the ACU. If you feel you can help by making a donation or by organising a fundraising event, please let Anne McConnell know.  If shopping online, you can raise money for BirthTay by visiting

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