Donor Programme

Using donors for assisted fertility treatment

Sometimes there are situations where donor sperm, eggs or embryo are a logical consideration when looking at Fertility Treatment, including:

  • a man has no sperm
  • a woman has been through menopause
  • pregnancy has not occurred despite repeated IVF treatments and the fertility potential of the man’s sperm or the woman’s eggs is questioned
  • single women.


surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, gestational surrogacy and traditional surrogacy. In gestational surrogacy, the pregnancy results from the transfer of an embryo created by in vitro fertilization (IVF), in a manner so the resulting child is genetically unrelated to the surrogate. Gestational surrogates are also referred to as gestational carriers. In traditional surrogacy, the surrogate is impregnated naturally or artificially, but the resulting child is genetically related to the surrogate.