Are egg donors paid?

You will get £750 compensation to cover your costs

Egg donation in the UK is currently done on a purely voluntary and altruistic basis and it is illegal to pay an egg donor. However, in order that you should not be out of pocket, a set level of financial compensation is legally allowed to cover all your travel costs, loss of earnings and any out-of-pocket expenses that you have through donating your eggs.

In early 2012 the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) reviewed egg donation and raised the compensation rate for egg donors to £750.

What it means to be an altruistic egg donor

Altruism is unselfish concern for other people’s happiness and welfare (Altrui is the Italian translation).  Many women choose to become an altruistic egg donor because they have a real and genuine desire to make a positive impact on another person’s life. It is impossible to put a financial value on egg donation – it is a precious, life-changing gift that means so much more than money to those people who need your help.

There are no words to describe the true sense of achievement and happiness that I felt after my donation. To be able to give a couple the most amazing gift of a child and play a part in such a special process was worth every minute of my time”.

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