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Freeze and Share

We’re the UK’s first and only dedicated egg bank, with the largest number of egg freezing cycles in the country. We encourage egg donation in the UK to help people from all walks of life build a family of their own.

What is Freeze & Share?

Our innovative Freeze and Share programme gives you an opportunity to freeze your eggs for free and at the same time give another family the chance to have the baby they are longing for.

By taking part in our Freeze and Share programme, you’ll receive an egg freezing cycle plus two years' storage free of charge. In exchange, you'll donate half the eggs collected from your treatment to London Egg Bank.

Is the Freeze and Share programme right for you?

Are you not yet ready to start your own family, but wish to keep your options open for the future? Have you already considered donating your eggs for another family, but not about preserving your own fertility options at the same time? Are you concerned that you can’t afford to freeze your eggs? Freeze and Share could be the answer you’re looking for.

Donate and freeze
your eggs for free

Freeze & Share lets you freeze your eggs for free, in exchange for donating half the eggs collected to a family who needs donor eggs to have their own baby. Donating half your eggs is a generous gift with the potential to change many lives for the better.

WHO CAN BECOME AN EGG DONOR?

Egg donors need to meet the following criteria set out by the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority (HFEA) and London Egg Bank:

You should be:

  • Between 18-35 years of age
  • A non-smoker
  • Healthy with a BMI between 18-28
  • An ovarian reserve within the normal range

You shouldn’t have:

  • Personal or family history of inheritable diseases
  • Untreated polycystic ovarian disease

Prices

Initial AMH test with a doctor review £160

Includes —

By taking part in our Freeze and Share programme, you’ll receive one egg freezing cycle plus two years’ storage free of charge.

In exchange, you’ll donate half the eggs collected from your treatment to London Egg Bank. These eggs will be used to help the fertility treatment of other couples, which wouldn’t be possible without your generous help.

To be involved in our Freeze and Share programme, there is a small initial cost to you of £160, which covers an initial hormone blood check. 

Storage after 2 years £300

Includes —

  • After two years of your complementary storage, you will have to pay our annual storage fee to keep your frozen eggs until you are ready to use them.

How does it work?

The Freeze and Share Process

You’ll be invited to the clinic for a fertility assessment with one of our consultants. This involves a blood test for AMH and a doctor consultation to review your result. This will help assess your current fertility health and your suitability.

If suitable, an initial consultation with our egg freezing coordinator will be offered, who will explain the regulations of egg donation in the UK, how it works, and review your medical information.

After being accepted to the programme, your coordinator will talk you through a number of consent forms, go through the medication that you’ll need for the cycle and arrange for our counsellor to make sure you fully understand the implications of the programme.

From the start of your cycle, our egg donation team will guide you through the process and arrange scan appointments to monitor your response to the stimulation medication you’ll have over a span of two weeks. During this time, you'll need approximately 3- 4 scans to monitor progress and adjust your medication if needed.

Once scans show that you’re ready, we’ll collect your eggs in a safe and painless procedure that takes about 30 minutes. You should be fine to return home after an hour and get back to your normal life. We always suggest you have someone with you to accompany you home. 

Mature eggs will be frozen by our skilled embryologists and half of them will be stored for your future use in our secure facilities. You’ll have a follow-up consultation with your doctor to discuss the outcomes of your cycle.

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Giving more women choices about preserving their fertility and offering opportunities for people to build families who may not otherwise be able to do so, is central to our wish to benefit people using our expertise.

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