There are many reasons a woman
may need donated eggs
Some cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can affect ovulation (egg release from the ovaries) and cause premature menopause.
Some women may carry a faulty gene meaning any child born from their eggs has an increased risk of a serious genetic disease. Using a healthy egg avoids this.
The cause of repeated miscarriages may be unknown, but some women may benefit from egg donation.
We will never know our donor and she will probably never realise how grateful we are to her for making our dreams come true. Without our donor and the positive attitude of all of the staff at Wessex Fertility, we would not be in the fortunate position that we now find ourselves in - of expecting a child whom we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Words really cannot express how thankful we are. Wessex fertility Recipient
For many women who have endured repeated failed cycles of IVF, egg donation provides a realistic option for achieving pregnancy.
In the UK, a woman's periods stop at around the age of 52. Sadly for some women this happens a lot earlier, so becoming pregnant is only possible with donor eggs.