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Egg Sharing

Leicester Fertility Centre is proud to offer an egg sharing programme for those patients undergoing private fertility treatment.

What criteria do you have to meet to become an egg sharer?

  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years
  • You must have medical information about your family (for this reason people that have been adopted may not be eligible)
  • You must be fit and healthy with no family history of mental disorders, or inherited conditions
  • You must have a body mass index of between 19-30 i.e. not be extremely underweight or overweight (this can decrease the chance of successfully retrieving eggs)
  • Ideally you should have proven fertility and be a non-smoker but these are not essential requirements.
  • You must not be at a higher risk of having acquired the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), such as an intravenous drug user
  • You need 8 or more eggs on the day collection to share

How do I become a sharer?

Please read through the information booklet on this page. If you'd like discuss sharing in more depth please speak to your doctor or nurse at your next appointment.