Donor egg programme

CRGW currently has egg share donors and also stored frozen eggs available without waiting lists. For more information please call the clinic on 01443 443999 or email the team at

There is an acute shortage of egg donors and many couples wait for several years to benefit from donated eggs. Some couples are fortunate enough to have friends and family willing to donate eggs as a "known donor". However most are not so fortunate and thus they are likely to be 'in the queue' waiting for sufficient anonymous donors to volunteer their eggs.

A need for egg donation may arise for a number of reasons

It is strongly recommended that both couples and donors in egg donation schemes undergo extensive counselling prior to commencing, as many issues need to be considered

Egg Donation through CRGW and IVI Valencia


Patients who require donated eggs often spend a lengthy time on waiting lists.

In an effort to provide patients with as many options as possible, CRGW has established a link with one of the most successful egg donation centres in Europe; IVI Valencia. This state of the art facility in Spain has a very active program with virtually no waiting list.

The arrangement we have in place with them means that if any patients decide to seek treatment in Spain, all the initial stages (consultation, screening tests and cycle monitoring) of your treatment cycle could still take place here at CRGW. Meaning patients would only need to travel to Spain twice; firstly for completing consents and freezing of a sperm sample and then the second visit would be for embryo transfer.

Because of the different regulatory regime in Spain, IVI Valencia is able to provide financial compensation to their egg donors. This in turn means they have many more donors coming forward. These donors undergo the same rigorous screening as in the UK.

CRGW has put together an IVI Patient Journey information sheet, (please see our download page). This provides a step by step guide to how the CRGW - IVI Valencia egg donation arrangement works.

If you require any further information, including up to date information treatment costs or wish to make an appointment please contact the clinic on 01443 443999.

Further Information

Some factsheets are available on our downloads page as follows:

  • HFEA guide: ‘Donating sperm, eggs or embryos’
  • HFEA guide: ‘Donating - What else does it involve’
  • Egg Donation
  • Egg Recipient.