We have over 30 years of expertise in helping people build their families through egg donation. We’re the only dedicated egg bank in the UK, with a large database of frozen donated eggs, and the leading provider of IVF with donor eggs.
There are many reasons why you may be considering donor eggs as a way to build your family. Some common reasons are:
You aren’t producing eggs of your own because of age-related infertility, premature menopause or ovarian failure
You’ve been told that using your own eggs is unlikely to result in a successful pregnancy
You’ve had medical treatment in the past, such as chemotherapy, which has led to infertility
You have a high risk of passing on a genetic or hereditary condition
You are a same-sex couple looking to add to your family with the help of a surrogate
You’ll be in good hands and looked after by an expert team who is at the forefront of pioneering treatment.
Cycles performed with donor eggs
Cumulative pregnancy success rate
We can help you find your perfect match from our large choice of UK-recruited egg donors. Our altruistic donors come from a diverse range of backgrounds.
"I cannot recommend the London Egg Bank highly enough. Everyone is so caring and professional. Your well-being is their primary concern. I dealt with Annabel Yazdi, who really cared about matching donors to recipients and was sensitive and thoughtful throughout the entire experience. I'm sure the same can be said for all the staff at LEB. Wonderful service. "
"After a lot of research, we decided to reserve donor eggs from this egg bank. When we contacted the egg bank the staff were very professional, really friendly and helpful throughout. They put us at ease from the start, they discussed the process with us and answered all our questions and emails. I would like to give a special mention to Sophie Webb and Annabel Yazdi for making our experience personal to us. Thank You for everything you all have done for us"
Our online database holds over 200 donor profiles, offering you the best chance of finding the perfect match of available eggs to start your family plans right away.
We give you full 24/7 access to the largest selection of frozen donor eggs in the UK. We’ll help you work out your criteria and match your needs to our donors, giving you all the information we can about every egg donor in our database.
We won’t limit your choices to our recommendations, and we’ll support you in the decisions you make from the widest choice available. Once you’ve found your match, we can plan your treatment cycle right away, with no need to wait.
We select our donors with great care to ensure that only the highest quality eggs are provided. Our donors are screened in line with the HFEA's strict requirements and are accepted only when they have passed rigorous medical, psychological and genetic assessments.
Our outstanding track record and excellent results are among the best on record, with a 93% egg survival rate after freezing and above 70% cumulative pregnancy rates per egg donation cycle.
We’re the only egg bank in the UK with an exclusive focus on providing the highest quality donor eggs. We manage all ovarian stimulations, egg retrievals and vitrification with proven protocols developed through years of experience in managing donors’ cycles. We're specialists in IVF with donor eggs.
Our state-of-the-art centre focuses on donors and their eggs, with specialist laboratory systems and expert staff.
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
Egg thawing survival rate
Cumulative pregnancy rate from single cohort of donated eggs
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.
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.
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.
Our extensive online database includes a large range of donors from all ethnicities, and diverse backgrounds, available immediately
18 September 2022 - 12:00 pm
Join LEB at the Familymakers Fair 2022 Over 40s Day to learn about using donor eggs at 12pm or 3:30pm
17 September 2022 - 10:00 am
Learn about your fertility options at this multi-weekend fair and visit the London Egg Bank stand
02 October 2022 - 2:00 pm
Join LEB at the Familymakers Fair 2022 LGBTQ+ Day to learn about using donor eggs
Charlotte’s solo journey to motherhood brought her overseas for treatment
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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