Research by Cambridge University on Egg Donors’ Experiences

10th April 2018

Are you going through egg donation, have been an egg donor, or have tried and for one reason or another cannot continue? If so, Lucy a Cambridge university researcher would love to hear from you as she is doing a study on your opinions and thoughts about egg donation.

Why this study is being done.

Egg donation is a complicated process, but almost no research has been undertaken to consider the experiences of women throughout the process. It is understandable that women’s opinions on egg donation may change throughout the process, and for many more the experience may not match their expectations. There are also a not-insignificant number of women who begin the screening and donation process but who are not able to continue. To understand this better, it is important that researchers talk to women who have considered donating eggs and to those who have already done so. The information you provide will be used to improve the experiences of future egg donors and it will help increase awareness about egg donation.

What you will be asked to do:

Donors who fit the criteria will be contacted with an information sheet about the study and the option to complete a short online survey about their experiences with egg donation so far. They will arrange a convenient time to speak with you over the phone.

Donors who are still being screened will be offered the option of sharing their thoughts throughout the process. Donors would be invited to give regular updates about their experiences through email, voicemail, or voice recording, but this is not compulsory.

Donors who have been unable to continue the donation process, for whatever reason, will be sent an information sheet about the study and the option to complete a short online survey about their experiences with egg donation.

Data analysis will be anonymous which means that the information obtained will not include full names/addresses or any other identifying information.

If you think you would like to help with this study, please go to this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/potentialeggdonors

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