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Donor-conceived children grow up just fine but it’s better to explain to them early about biological origins

The study, spanning 20 years, found that children born through egg donation, sperm donation, or surrogacy develop strong, healthy relationships with their parents, just like children conceived naturally.

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Egg freezing: the consistent results of scientific studies are reliable and give the true indication of treatment success

New research explores factors impacting outcomes and debunks common myths

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Egg donation and the 'Making the Child Mine' process

A new study investigates the experiences of 85 mothers who used egg donation. Through interviews, it explores how these mums handle the mother–infant relationship in the early months.

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New UK law allows young people born via Egg Donation to discover donor identities

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London Egg Bank: 10 years of pioneering progress

Mapping the Surge in Egg Donation and Egg Freezing in the UK

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The Law Commissions propose modernizing surrogacy laws

London Egg Bank warmly welcomes the new surrogacy proposals which have the potential to revolutionize the landscape of domestic surrogacy, making the process clearer, easier to understand, and smoother for all parties involved

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Experiences of young adults born following egg donation, sperm donation, and surrogacy

A 2023 research article covers new ground and has positive answers direct from young adults themselves.

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Egg donor anonymity enters a new phase in 2023

Donor-conceived people reaching 18 this year will be the first to benefit from a 2005 legal change that will allow them to gain access to more identifiable donor information.

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How does removing egg donor anonymity impact donors and donor-conceived people?

Greater openness in donor conception has led to positive changes for donors and donor-conceived people. It now makes it easier for adults born through donor conception to learn about their identities as donor offspring.

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Will the baby feel like mine?

One of our most frequently asked questions about using donors eggs is, 'Will the baby feel like mine'? Previous patients share their donor egg story and give insight into what the journey is like.

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Why is an Anti-Müllerian hormone important

Before you start any kind of fertility treatment, or if you’re planning to freeze your eggs, it’s important to understand your likely chances of success. Checking AMH levels before you start gives us some indication of the outcome of the cycle, but it doesn’t tell the full story.

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Why the best time to freeze your eggs is before your 30s

Women’s fertility declines more rapidly after 30, so it’s a good idea to start thinking about freezing eggs earlier to give you the best chance of a successful later pregnancy.

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Fresh vs frozen donor eggs

Our experts answer your questions about options and outcomes to help you understand the differences between using fresh or frozen donor eggs for IVF treatment.

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What is the best age to freeze my eggs?

As with all fertility matters, there’s no black and white answer about the perfect time to freeze eggs that will apply to all women.

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Will we need to go abroad for donor treatment?

Some of the questions we’re most often asked are about the advantages of UK-based egg donor treatment. Here are six things to consider when looking at the options of treatment at home or abroad.

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Why Do Women Freeze and Share Their Eggs?

We carried out a survey to examine the motivations of women who were part of the 'Freeze and Share' programme, and assess the extent to which altruism plays a role in their decision.

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The revolution of vitrification in ART

Vitrification has catalysed a revolution in assisted reproductive technology that is disrupting models of care.

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Surrogacy and IVF: What is surrogacy really like?

We asked the most common questions we hear about surrogacy in the UK to discover the ‘lived experience’ of those who have had children through surrogacy or using donor eggs and of surrogates and egg donors themselves.

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How to select an egg donor?

Choosing an egg donor is a personal decision, dependent on the circumstances that have brought you to this point in your journey. Find out a few insights from other patients

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Donor welfare programme

London Egg Bank's Donor Welfare Programme is designed to provide our generous egg donors with a free fertility health check-up following their donation, as a thank you for their donation.

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For whom the egg thaws

This review analyses the motivations of London Egg Bank patients who returned to the clinic to thaw their eggs after previously freezing them, and what we can learn from the egg thawing process.

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