Donating eggs is highly unlikely to affect your fertility or interfere with any future plans you may have to start or extend your own family.

The facts: Each ovary contains about half a million eggs. During the egg donation process you will only donate about the same number of eggs as you would naturally lose during that month’s cycle, so about 10-15 eggs. This will leave you with hundreds of thousands of eggs for the future.

When you have the initial screening appointment in clinic, if your doctor considers you to be at risk in any way or your fertility could be affected, then you would not be allowed to continue to with egg donation.

You must feel free to change your mind before committing to the egg donation process, if you are at all concerned. It is important that both you and your family feel completely comfortable with the decision you are making.