Manchester Fertility, one of the UK’s leading donor sperm banks and treatment centres using donor eggs, is currently appealing for people from the African Caribbean community to consider becoming egg and sperm donors to help those with fertility issues to have children.
Based in Cheadle, Cheshire, private clinic Manchester Fertility treats many people whose only hope of a baby is by using eggs or sperm donated by others. Currently they have patients from the African-Caribbean communities, who need help to have a baby, and their only hope is through the use of a donor egg, donor sperm, or in some instances they need both donor eggs and donor sperm.
Naturally, they wish to find a donor who shares their ethnicity. So the clinic is appealing for African-Caribbean men and women from across the North West region to consider joining them as a donor.
There are many reasons why a person can only conceive using donor eggs or donor sperm. They may not be producing any eggs or sperm of their own, or their own eggs are not suitable anymore due to their age. Or they may have had medical treatment in the past which has affected their fertility, or is a single person who wants to have a family on their own.
Whatever the reason, their only hope lies with someone who is willing to be an egg or sperm donor.
To be an egg donor with Manchester Fertility, you must be aged 18 to 35, a non-smoker and in good health. To be a sperm donor, you must be aged 18 to 41.
The clinic’s sperm and egg donors are people who may already have children, or those who haven’t yet had a family. There is no set criteria for the ‘types’ of sperm and egg donors needed. As long as you meet the basic criteria, you could donate your sperm or eggs.
If you are accepted as a sperm donor, you receive £35 per visit when you donate. Egg donors receive £750 per donation cycle. Or, if you need IVF yourself, you can have a cycle of private IVF treatment with Manchester Fertility for £870 inclusive of all drugs, in return for sharing half of your eggs.
If you think you can help, find out more today about what’s involved, or apply online in confidence with no obligation, by visiting Manchester Fertility’s dedicated egg and sperm donor site www.manchesterdonors.com.