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Egg Donation, private?

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LittlePinkMouse Tue 12-Feb-13 15:38:50

Hi, I'm looking to donate my eggs, I'm a healthy mum who has has 4 healthy pregnancies and 4 healthy children at the end of it.

I've always wanted to donate my eggs, I was actually prepared to be a surrogate for a family member till they decided to adopt.

I've weighed up the pros and cons and do want to do it, I first looked into it 6 years ago but I've been waiting till my youngest was a bit older. I'm 28 btw.

The thing is we are struggling alot at the moment as DH lost his job, am I able to donate privately for a fee? The local hospital said their scheme pays donors £1000.

Is that a standard amount or is it more privately?

freelancescientist Tue 12-Feb-13 18:04:03

The HFEA set a limit of how much egg donors can be paid and it is supposed to cover expenses, so really private units shouldn't pay you more. There is a fixed sum of £750 set by HFEA.
It doesn't stop you enquiring! but you are not going to make your fortune by selling your eggs in the UK, sorry.

Carolra Wed 13-Feb-13 09:13:16

Its illegal to pay donors for their eggs in the UK, so I am not sure what your local hospital is up to! But as it says above, you can claim expenses that are capped at £750 by the HFEA. I would speak to Alison at for more information, she is really lovely!! Altrui is a company set up to match donors with recipients and she will talk you through all of the ins and outs.

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