A new “egg sharing” programme and an increase in the amount egg donors are compensated have significantly cut waiting times for couples needing donor eggs in the West. The Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) at Southmead Hospital says it has seen a rise in women registering as donors since a change in the law [...]
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The UK fertility regulator is seeking to reduce the taboo around egg and sperm donation. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) says people should feel the same about it as they do about altruistic, or living, organ donation. It is launching a new drive to encourage more donors to come forward to help infertile [...]
A tender worth up to £320,000 is up for grabs as the DH looks to combine key services for donors and spread awareness of its work. A document seen by PRWeek reveals that efforts are under way to help those seeking infertility treatments by working ‘with media, social networking and other relevant parties to raise [...]
By Ana Crespillo Ovulation is necessary for reproduction; it is influenced by a complex interplay of hormones in the pituitary gland, secreting the lutheinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). In response to FSH, follicles begin developing in the ovary but only one single, mature egg will be released when LH surges (ovulation). During the [...]
By Ana Crespillo The Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is involved in the regulation of sex hormones production; its changing levels (falling in females, rising in males) are implicated in the onset of puberty in both sexes. In women, it is expressed by granulosa cells of the ovary during the reproductive years; having an important role in [...]
By Ana Crespillo The prevention of genetic disease that may be present in the embryo either from spontaneous mutations or from disorders inherited from the parents can be addressed at the clinic performing an embryo biopsy followed by genetic analysis. Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is applied when the parents are known or assumed to be [...]
I’ll never forget turning to my husband Andy and saying, ‘If we can’t have children, I’ll never put my body through fertility treatment.’ I was 30 and couldn’t understand that desperation to have a baby I’d seen in some women. Of course, I was speaking with the arrogance of someone who had never faced infertility. [...]
Many couples were faced with waits or two or more years with hundreds forced abroad for expensive and risky treatment where regulations are not as strict. On October last year the fertility regulator changed the payment system to egg donors so they received a lump sum of almost £750.
Like many young girls, Jane dreamed she would find her prince, get married and raise a family. But her first two wishes came true later than she hoped, and now aged 44, time is running out for the fairytale ending: to have children.
We are often asked who are egg donors? They are woman with invisible wings! Really egg donors are young woman aged between 18 and 34 who have a healthy BMI, no genetic concerns and are in a responsible place to donate their eggs.