New call for egg donors

The Aberdeen Fertility Centre has launched a call for women to consider becoming egg donors.One in seven couples seek medical help at some stage in their lives in order to achieve a family.

Over the years Aberdeen Fertility Centre has helped hundreds of couples to become parents. However, an acute shortage of egg donors means that many couples are experiencing a long wait and in some cases may never realise their life long dream of having a family.

Hazel McBain, Donor Co-ordinator in the Assisted Reproduction Unit at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital who provides support and treatment for those that need this form of treatment said: “There are many reasons couples need the help of an egg donor in order to become a Mum and Dad.

“An acute shortage of egg donors is being experienced across the UK, and Aberdeen is no exception where we currently have a 2–3 year wait for couples seeking help.”

Those wishing to consider egg donation should contact the Aberdeen Fertility Centre on 01224 553612.