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13.08.2019

Altrui Blog Takeover: Taboos are Beautiful

We are always in awe of the generosity and general loveliness of our egg donors, and this story is no exception. One of our amazing egg donors is calling for an end to the stigmas and taboos surrounding egg donation, especially in south Asian communities. She wrote this moving piece and took these stunning pictures […]

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29.07.2019

The Web Random Acts of Kindness: Zittrain

These days we are doing everything online and on our phones. We do our shopping on Amazon and eBay. Tesco and Sainsbury’s deliver our groceries right to our doorstep. And we can hardly remember the last time we went to the bank. Whilst social media and the Internet have brought people closer than ever before […]

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20.05.2019

Fertility Podcast Interviews Altrui Egg Donors

We were thrilled to have been featured in a very special edition of the Fertility Podcast. In the episode, host and founder Natalie Silverman is joined by three women to discuss their experience of donating their eggs through Altrui. The Fertility Podcast is the UK’s leading podcast on fertility issues. Aiming to empower individuals who […]

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13.05.2019

Mental Health Awareness Week: End the Stigma

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week. The campaign was originally started by the Mental Health Foundation in 2010, with the aim of creating as much dialogue as possible around mental health. The awareness week has covered various topics ranging from loneliness and altruism to sleep, depression, relationships and stress. For us, Mental […]

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23.04.2019

Egg Donation: An Act of Kindness to Consider

When it comes to donation, unsung heroes make hugely meaningful, life-changing contributions every day – from the selfless donation of blood, bone marrow or organs, to fundraising and volunteering of all kinds, to the financial donations which make vital research and aid possible. It’s these efforts that save, extend or enhance peoples’ lives all across […]

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18.04.2019

An egg with a difference

Easter is just around the corner and, for Altrui, that means several things – Bank Holidays and relaxing, plenty of chocolate, and an irresistible opportunity to “chat eggs”. If you’d like to find out more about being an egg donor, please send us a message by email info@altrui.co.uk or call us on 01969 667875  – we’d love […]

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20.03.2019

Dame Mary Warnock – A Truly Inspirational Figure

  Altrui would like to send condolences to the family of Baroness Mary Warnock who died on 20th March. Her legacy in the ever changing world of fertility will remain, for her remit in 1984 was to examine and consider the social,  moral and ethical implications of assisted reproduction. Without her significant contribution to the […]

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11.12.2018

The First Christmas

The first Christmases … they’re either very special or very difficult. New relationships, new babies, new pets, new homes – they are all fabulous. But, the first Christmas without a loved one, the first Christmas as a divorcee, the first Christmas you have to work all day and miss your family, the first Christmas your […]

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01.10.2018

Recipient Information Evening

Thank you to everyone who attended the Altrui Information Evening on Wednesday and we were so pleased to be able to give an all-round picture of egg donation. Many people came to the evening and we were so grateful to our fantastic speakers who gave their perspective. One of our amazing donors spoke extremely clearly […]

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12.06.2018

Does egg donation affect my contraception?

If you are thinking about being a donor, you may be asked to change your contraception at some point. These are the ones that are hormonally based – the Mirena coil, Implant or injection as they can give false readings on tests and interfere with the development of the eggs in the donation cycle. The […]

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What will I know about the recipient I’m matched with

How many appointments will I need?

Is egg donation painful

Will I know what happens as a result of my donation?

Will I get to know if my donation is successful

Radio Tees Interview

Will I be paid to be an egg donor?

Who can be an egg donor?

Clinical process of egg donation

Being a recipient of donated eggs