Egg-sharing is a treatment which brings together women having IVF (the sharer) with those unable to produce their own eggs (the recipient). The treatment enables these two groups of women to help one another – egg-sharers receive IVF treatment at a significantly reduced price, whilst recipients receive the eggs they need for IVF. So, if you decide to share your eggs or become a recipient, you’ll be helping both yourself and someone else to become parents.
What you need to do?
In all cases, acceptance is dependent on an initial medical consultation and blood tests. All egg-sharers must be 35 or under and meet the additional criteria established by the UK’s regulatory body, the HFEA. Egg-sharing can raise ethical and legal questions, counselling is necessary prior to starting treatment.