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Meet Our Donors

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Finding the right egg donor is often the most difficult part of conceiving with donor eggs. We want to make this process as straightforward and supported as possible by providing you with access to the largest selection of frozen donor eggs in the UK.

Our online donor database includes egg donors who passed our rigorous screening procedure and have their eggs banked in our secure cryostorage facilities and ready to use. Unlike some other clinics or agencies, we don’t include donors who have not yet been screened for donation or whose eggs have not yet been donated.

Our donors are dedicated, altruistic women from all walks of life, who share a willingness to help people who otherwise can’t build a family of their own.

Who are our donors?

Our egg donors are recruited from within the UK, and they have all donated eggs after passing our rigorous screening process in line with HFEA standards

From these summaries of education, occupation and motivation you’ll see that our donors want to make a real difference in people’s lives, and we make sure they are happy in their decision as we support them through the donation process and beyond.

Donor Screening

We recruit donors who live in the UK. Our screening process ensures that they meet the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) requirements. Our donors must also pass extensive medical, genetic and psychological assessments.

We treat all our donors as individuals and offer a high level of care in recognition of their remarkable kindness. But if we look collectively at the wonderful group of women who have donated eggs to our database, we can tell you some of their common characteristics.

Donor Statistics

79% of our donors are educated to degree level or above, come from a wide range of backgrounds and ethnicities. Their main motivation for donating their eggs is a wish to help others, for a variety of different reasons.


Our donor screening process is unique

London Egg Bank is the only egg bank in the UK with a singular focus on egg quality and fast-freezing by vitrification. As we don’t run a multi-service infertility practice, we’re able to focus on the one thing we do best.

Proven expertise

We maintain quality control by centralising egg donation for all our centres. We use the same clinical and laboratory protocols developed through years of experience with frozen donor cycles. Our stimulation protocols, vitrification technique, shipping system, and all related technical and operational systems are monitored and continually improved.

Unique structure

Our aim is to produce the best quality eggs for freezing. It is for this reason that all ovarian stimulation, egg collection and vitrification protocols are followed at only two laboratories, ensuring we meet quality standards at all times.

Exacting standards

Our team of recruiters, doctors and geneticists review each donor’s individual and family health history alongside results of medical tests to ensure that every donor meets our selective physical criteria. Applicants also undergo psychological screening by one of our in-house counsellors to assess their mental wellness and commitment to donation. Only people who pass this screening programme will go on to donate their eggs.

How does it work?

The Egg Donation Process

Donors must fulfil all of the following requirements to become part of the donor programme:

  • Be in good general health (non-smokers with a BMI between 18 and 28)
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Have no personal or family history of a significant inheritable condition
  • Have no history of severe endometriosis
  • Be free from infectious disease
  • Have measurements of ovarian reserve (an indication of egg supply) within the normal range
  • Have both ovaries in place

Potential donors who are known to have a significant inheritable disease that might result in an offspring developing a serious physical, mental disability, a serious illness or other serious medical conditions are excluded from the programme.

Donors attend London Egg Bank for a face-to-face interview with one of our dedicated recruiters. We talk about donor motivation, understanding and commitment to the egg donation programme. Donors must be able to provide a copy of their photographic identification and agree for their GP to be contacted.

Donors who are accepted into the programme are booked for a consultation with one of our fertility specialists. A pelvic ultrasound scan and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) blood test are performed to detect any problems in the uterus, ovaries and pelvic region.

Following the scan, the specialist carries out a detailed review of medical and psychological findings and discusses eligibility for the programme, the risks and implications of donating eggs, how the process works, and the ultrasound and blood test results.

Donors complete the mandatory HFEA consent forms and are referred for the remaining screening tests.

All egg donors are screened for the following:

  • HIV
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • AMH
  • Chlamydia
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Trichomonas 
  • CMV
  • HTLV
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Sickle cell
  • Syphilis
  • Thalassaemia
  • Tay-Sachs (if applicable)
  • Fragile X (if applicable)
  • SMA (if applicable)
  • Blood group and rhesus factor

All donors are required to meet with one of our counsellors before progressing with egg donation. This gives our donors an emotionally safe place to explore what donation involves and its lasting implications.

We also offer all donors an option to join our Donor Welfare Programme, which provides a comprehensive package of medical and emotional support long after the donation is complete.

What our patients say

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Find Your Donor

We can help you find your perfect match from our large choice of UK-recruited egg donors. Our smart, altruistic donors come from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Our donors' stories

Alice Donor
Alice’s Story
"Egg donation is such an amazing opportunity to give to someone else and feel that you have really made a positive difference and contribution to the world."

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Maggie’s Story
"I’ve never wanted my own children and it felt right to give someone the opportunity to have their own family."

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Donna’s Story
Donna was keen to share the miracle of becoming a parent with other families who needed her help from donor eggs to conceive.

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