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Freeze and Share

We’re the UK’s first and only dedicated egg bank, with the largest number of egg-freezing cycles in the country. We encourage egg donation in the UK to help people from all walks of life build a family of their own.

What is Freeze & Share?

Our innovative Freeze and Share programme gives you an opportunity to freeze your eggs for free and at the same time give another family the chance to have the baby they are longing for.

By taking part in our Freeze and Share programme, you’ll receive an egg-freezing cycle plus three years' storage free of charge. In exchange, you'll donate half the eggs collected from your treatment to London Egg Bank.

Help a family
fulfill their dream

Free
egg freezing cycles

Check
your fertility & genetic status

WHY FREEZE YOUR EGGS BEFORE YOUR 30s?

An optimal time to freeze your eggs is in your 20s and early 30s, while you have a higher ovarian reserve (the number of eggs in your ovaries) and healthier eggs. Sometimes the future seems a long way off. While you focus on your career, finding the right partner or addressing medical issues, time can run out.
Whatever your reasons, if you think you might want a family someday but aren’t ready right now or in the near future, egg freezing gives you the choice to decide when the time is right for you.

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Is the Freeze and Share programme right for you?

Are you not yet ready to start your own family, but wish to keep your options open for the future? Have you already considered donating your eggs for another family, but not about preserving your own fertility options at the same time? Are you concerned that you can’t afford to freeze your eggs? Freeze and Share could be the answer you’re looking for.

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Donate and freeze
your eggs for free

Freeze & Share lets you freeze your eggs for free, in exchange for donating half the eggs collected to a family who needs donor eggs to have their own baby. Donating half your eggs is a generous gift with the potential to change many lives for the better.

WHO CAN BECOME AN EGG DONOR?

Egg donors need to meet the following criteria set out by the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) and London Egg Bank:

You should be:

  • Between 18-34 years of age
  • A non-smoker
  • Healthy with a BMI between 18-28
  • An ovarian reserve within the normal range

You shouldn’t have:

  • Personal or family history of inheritable diseases
  • Untreated polycystic ovarian disease

Success Rates

We have one of the highest numbers of egg freezing and thawing cycles with frozen eggs in the UK. We manage the egg-freezing process from start to finish to ensure the highest quality of eggs. As a result of our consistent and reliable approach, many healthy babies have been born through frozen eggs. Our success rates show you our focused approach really works.

Understand our success rates
90 Grey(2)

Egg survival rate

58 (1)

Cumulative pregnancy rate after one embryo transfer from a single cohort of frozen eggs

70 (1)

Cumulative pregnancy rate after two embryo transfers from a single cohort of frozen eggs

Prices

Initial screening F&S £395

Includes —

To be involved in our Freeze and Share programme, there is a small initial cost of £395, which covers your Fertility Health Check.

This simple assessment gives both yourself and your consultant a clear picture of your current fertility status and check if your are eligible to join our programme.

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Egg freezing cycle £Free

Includes —

  • Administration and co-ordination
  • Infectious and genetic diseases screening blood tests
  • Medication
  • Follicular tracking scans
  • Cycle monitoring blood tests
  • Surgical egg collection procedure
  • Blood test on the final scan day
  • Follow up consultation to review outcome
  • Counselling session
  • Two years of your complementary storage
  • You can complete up to 6 cycles

How does it work?

The Freeze and Share Process

You can book complimentary initial consultation with our coordinator to learn more about the programme. During the consultation, we will explain how it works, the regulations of egg donation in the UK, and review your medical information to check your eligibility.

After your medical history review, you’ll be invited to the clinic for a fertility assessment with one of our consultants. This involves a blood test for AMH, a scan and a doctor consultation to review your result. This will help assess your current fertility health and your suitability.

After being accepted to the programme, your coordinator will talk you through a number of consent forms, go through the medication that you’ll need for the cycle and arrange for our counsellor to make sure you fully understand the implications of the programme.

From the start of your cycle, our team will guide you through the process and arrange scan appointments to monitor your response to the stimulation medication you’ll have over a span of two weeks. During this time, you'll need approximately 3- 4 scans to monitor progress and adjust your medication if needed.

Once scans show that you’re ready, we’ll collect your eggs in a safe and painless procedure that takes about 30 minutes. You should be fine to return home after an hour and get back to your normal life. We always suggest you have someone with you to accompany you home. 

Mature eggs will be frozen by our skilled embryologists and half of them will be stored for your future use in our secure facilities. You’ll have a follow-up consultation with your doctor to discuss the outcomes of your cycle.

What our patients say

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

Since we opened in 2013 we’ve helped hundreds of patients on their fertility journey with our egg freezing expertise – we put you in charge of your fertility future and don’t let time run out for your plans.

Amazing results

Our medical team have over 20 years’ experience in fertility, and our highly qualified specialists will give you the very best care.

We comply with all regulations set out by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), giving you peace of mind about our high standards.

World-class experts

We are one of the biggest and most experienced frozen egg banks in Europe, which means we offer far more than a typical egg freezing programme.

This means you can complete your frozen egg cycle in just a couple of weeks. Our convenient approach and dedication to egg freezing means you can freeze without delay.

Personalised Care

You are our number one priority. We take thorough care of our egg freezers and make sure you have a personalised, rewarding experience with us.

From the start, you’ll meet with one of our experienced egg freezing experts, who’ll guide you through our simple egg freezing process.

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FAQ

Have questions about Freeze and Share?

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How many eggs do I need for my own use?

What if I change my mind and don’t want to share?

How long I can keep frozen eggs in storage?

Do I remain anonymous?

Giving more women choices about preserving their fertility and offering opportunities for people to build families who may not otherwise be able to do so, is central to our wish to benefit people using our expertise.

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Patient Stories

Aya (1)

Aya's Story

What she wishes other women knew about egg freezing.

Aya's Story

Ruby’S Egg Donor Story

Ruby’s Story

Ruby shares her positive experience with London Egg Bank's Freeze and Share programme. She liked the program's ethical values, professional support, and opportunity to help others.

Ruby’s Story

Naomi Freeze And Share

Naomi’s Story

“I was about to turn 30 and had been thinking a lot about my future and whether I saw children in it. Although I wasn't yet sure, I've always wanted to be prepared."

Naomi’s Story

Patient Stories

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Put your fertility on hold

Egg freezing is a way of preserving your eggs. They will stay the same age as when they were frozen.

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