The Hull IVF Egg Sharing Programme:
One way to help patients who require donor eggs and to help to reduce the cost of your IVF/ICSI treatment is through our Egg Sharing Programme.
You could give hope to those who have received the heartbreaking news that they won’t be able to conceive using their own eggs by donating half of your eggs following your treatment cycle. This will also reduce the cost of your own treatment cycle.
On the attached price list you will see a fixed price for this treatment option, the Egg Sharing Arrangement Fee, which is substantially lower than the cost of standard IVF/ICSI. The charge listed covers both treatment and drugs. In return, you would have to agree to share the eggs collected from you in that cycle, with a woman who requires egg donation.
To be considered for the Egg Sharing Programme you must be less than 36 years of age with no personal or family history of inherited illnesses or abnormalities. You will be seen by a doctor and a specialist nurse for assessment, and you will also have independent counselling. The response to any previous fertility treatment you may have had, and the result of hormonal tests (basal serum FSH) will be reviewed before deciding on your suitability.
Your AMH reading should be within normal limits and a scan of your ovaries should show normal activity. Your GP will be contacted, with your consent, for details about your medical and family history. If you are adopted you will need to give details of your biological parents’ family history as far back as their grandparents.
Prior to treatment you will be screened for Hepatitis B and C, HIV (the AIDS virus), Syphilis, Cystic Fibrosis, Chromosomes, CMV, Rubella and Chlamydia antibodies.
Egg Sharing Arrangements:
(The woman donating eggs is referred to as the Egg Donor. The woman receiving eggs is referred to as the Recipient).
- The woman sharing your eggs will remain anonymous and you will not be given any details about her or her treatment and its initial outcome. You will also be anonymous to her. However, you will be entitled to find out if any children have been born as a result of your donation; including the number of children, their sex and the year of their birth.
- Any child born as a result of donor gametes, when reaching the age of 18, has the right to be informed of the identity of the gamete donor.
- If 8 eggs or more are collected from you, you will share them equally with the Recipient. If an even number of eggs is collected, each one of you will receive half of the eggs. If an odd number of eggs are collected, you will retain the extra egg. The Recipient will never be given more of your eggs than you retain yourself.
Note: If both you and the recipient are having ICSI treatment, you will receive at least 3 eggs for ICSI injection.
- If less than 8 eggs are collected you will retain all eggs and continue with treatment as planned.
- According to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, you will not be the legal parent of any child resulting from your donated eggs. Please use this booklet in conjunction with the Hull IVF Unit’s Legal Parenthood booklet.
- You will be required to have counselling about the implications of the proposed treatment.
- You can withdraw from the egg sharing arrangement at any time up to the point where embryos created from your eggs are to be transferred to the Recipient. Unfortunately, it would not be possible to reimburse the Egg Sharing Arrangement Fee.
Please note: your treatment can only go ahead if a matching patient who requires egg donation is ready to start her treatment. This means that you may need to wait for a variable period of time until such a person is available.
For more information regarding our egg sharing programme and for details regarding our current schedule of fees, please contact the office team on 01482 382648 who will be happy to forward you further information.
Page Last Modified: 25th June 2019