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WHY LONDON EGG BANK?

There are many reasons London Egg Bank stands out for IVF with donor eggs treatment

Expertise in Egg donation

LEB is a leading institution exclusively dedicated to egg donation, with 30 years expertise in the field

We take pride in our highly skilled team of reproductive specialists, which includes globally recognized doctors and top-tier embryologists.  Our expertise ensures that every step of the donation process, from donor screening to transfer, is handled with precision and care. 

UK's largest egg donors database

As the largest egg bank in the UK, London Egg Bank offers an extensive selection of donors

On our 24/7 online database, we have a wide variety of options to increase the likelihood of finding a donor whose characteristics closely align with the patient's preferences. Whether this includes physical traits, personality and interests, or religious and cultural backgrounds. 

No waiting time for IVF or donors

Our large team of experts and comprehensive donor database guarantee no waiting  time for treatment

Our donated eggs have been cryopreserved, placed in storage and are available for immediate use. This means you don't have to synchronise your cycle with the donor’s cycle, so you can start treatment as soon as you wish. Our database is updated weekly, in case your chosen donor characteristic isn't instantly available online. Please contact our matching team to discuss your wishes. 

High Success Rates

LEB demonstrates industry-leading success rates in Egg donation

 

As a dedicated egg bank, we manage the entire egg donation process to ensure the highest quality eggs. Our expertise and technology achieve over a 90% thawing rate and above 70% cumulative pregnancy rates per cycle. Comparisons with international clinics can be misleading, as differing calculation methods can make UK success rates appear lower.

Personalised Care

We offer personalised and flexible solutions for our UK and international patients. 

 

You will be assigned a personal treatment coordinator, who will organise your treatment and help you each step of the way.  With a focus on building strong relationships, we prioritize patient well-being and satisfaction, making the journey as smooth and reassuring as possible for all patients.

Identity-Release Donations

London Egg Bank is committed to providing future children with the option to learn about their genetic origins.

Their identity release egg donation program ensures that donors agree to be contacted by donor-conceived children once they reach adulthood. This transparency fosters a sense of openness and honesty, which can be important for family dynamics and the well-being of donor-conceived individuals as they grow and seek to understand their genetic heritage.

Thorough donor screening

LEB adheres to HFEA criteria, ensuring rigorous screening of donors.

Our team engages in personal assessment and evaluation, as we self-recruit all of donors. We prioritize safety and suitability through comprehensive medical, genetic, and psychological evaluations. 

Egg donors of all ethnicities

Our egg donor database offers a wide diversity of ethnicities and cultural backgrounds.

 

We have regular uploads of all the major ethnicities, including difficult-to-find East Asian, South Asian, or Afro-Caribbean ethnicities. 

Secured UK Legislation

Operating under the HFEA regulations, we ensure the highest standards of safety and ethical practice.

The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regulations protect the rights and well-being of both donors and recipients, guaranteeing that all procedures are conducted with the utmost integrity and professionalism. This regulatory framework, known to be one of the best in the world, provides peace of mind, knowing that all aspects of the egg donation process are rigorously controlled and monitored.

National and International Programme

We have a dedicated programme to help patients who live abroad or far from a LEB clinic. 

We offer tailored solutions for your particular circumstances and aim to make your journey to parenthood as smooth as possible. We can offer an easy process where you can prepare for your treatment in your home country and travel to London for your embryo transfer only. Your consultations can be arranged online by your treatment coordinator.

Success Rates

We manage the egg donation 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 thawing survival rate

58 (1)

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

70 (1)

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


How does it work?

IVF With Donor Eggs Process

Our friendly team will help answer initial questions and book a consultation with one of our fertility consultants. We will review your medical history, along with any treatment or investigations you’ve already had elsewhere, and recommend the best course of treatment for you. You can expect to have a scan and some blood tests, and an analysis of a semen sample if a male partner is involved.

If you live abroad or far away from one of our clinics, we understand the need to make your treatment as convenient as possible. Check our options to make the process more accessible for you.

 

Our dedicated egg donation coordinator will meet with you to discuss the programme and any tests that you might need. Your coordinator will also introduce you to our online donor database and personalised matching service.

We ask all patients who are considering conceiving with donor eggs to see an independent counsellor, who will help them to understand the broader implications and make informed decisions.

Once a donor is chosen and agreed upon, you’ll see your doctor to discuss your personal treatment plan.

In a consultation with one of our nurses, you’ll complete your screening tests and consents so that you can start treatment.

Hormone tablets need to be taken for about 10 days before transfer to prepare your womb for embryo implantation. Our specialists will monitor you closely with ultrasound and blood tests.

Donor eggs are fertilised in the lab with sperm from your male partner or sperm donor. Fertilised eggs are usually cultured as embryos for five to six days until they reach the blastocyst stage.

Fertilised eggs are assessed for suitability and timing of embryo transfer, and some embryos may be frozen for transfer in a later cycle.

You’ll be updated by our senior embryologist on the progress of your embryos and when embryo transfer will take place. The best embryo will be transferred under ultrasound guidance into your uterus by our fertility consultants using a catheter, a simple and painless process without the need for anaesthetic. You can carry on with your normal life after a few minutes’ rest.

Most women only have one embryo transferred to avoid the risks of multiple pregnancies. Remaining embryos can be frozen and stored for future use if another cycle is needed or for sibling pregnancy.

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What our patients say

EGG RECIPIENT

Patient Stories

Carrie’S Story

Carrie’s Story

“It is an expensive process, but IVF with donor eggs costs in the UK is less than half the money in America.”

Carrie’s Story

Zoe And Rick Story

Zoe and Rick’s Story

"We chose a UK egg bank to ensure we could tell our children about their origins"

Zoe and Rick’s Story

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Charlotte's Story

Charlotte’s solo journey to motherhood brought her overseas for treatment

Charlotte's story

Anita And Richard Story

Anita and Richard’s Story

"I successfully used donor eggs in the UK when I was over 45"

Anita and Richard’s Story

Patient Stories

Our Egg Donors

Our donors are young altruistic women who live in the UK. They undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure they meet the HFEA standards and are committed to our programme.

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Find your donor

Our extensive online database includes a large range of donors from all ethnicities, and diverse backgrounds, available immediately

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We want you to be happy and confident with your decision to use donor eggs, and our personalised approach ensures you'll be fully supported.

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