All egg donors must:
- be aged between 18 and 35
- be within a healthy weight range for their height with a BMI under 30
- be willing to be screened for a range of medical conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), for example HIV, syphilis and chlamydia
- be free from serious medical disability
- be willing to have a healthy diet and lifestyle
- know or be able to find out about their immediate family medical history. This covers their:
- not have any hereditary disorders within their family
- agree to be registered with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) as a donor
- not put themselves at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- not be or be trying to become pregnant during the egg donation treatment cycle
- not knowingly leave out any relevant information which could affect the health of any children born as a result of their donation
- be willing to be identified and known to any children born from their donation when they get to 18
- be able to commit their time and energy to the egg donation process.
In The Media
Over the last ten years there’s been an increase in egg and sperm donors coming forward in the UK. This didn’t happen by accident. Media coverage, in whatever way, shape or form, has an important role to play. The more media inches, the more awareness, the more donors come forward.
It is as simple as that.
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