Egg donation

Rotunda IVF offers an egg donation programme for women who are unable to have a baby using their own eggs. We are able to offer a highly streamlined and affordable programme

There is no need to travel abroad.

We offer a one to one service, so eggs retrieved from the donor in that cycle are used for your treatment only, and are not shared with anyone.

Contact the clinic for more information
Who is egg donation suitable for?

You might consider egg donation if you are unable to use your own eggs due to

  • Premature menopause
  • Risk of passing on a genetic disease
  • If your ovaries have been affected by a serious illness or treatment
  • Repeat IVF failure due to poor egg quality
Who are the egg donors?

All our donors are already mothers – and are between 18 and 34 years old. In addition, all donors undergo stringent tests to ensure their health and suitability.


The donor is identifiable, which means that any child resulting from this treatment will have the right to access identifying information about their donor from the age of 18. However, identifying information about the donor will not be made available to you, the recipient couple.

The Streamlined and Affordable Simply Key ID Process

Our process involves only 7 stages, and as few as 2 initial visits to our clinic. Throughout these 7 stages, prospective parents are guided by our dedicated and experienced egg donation specialists

Stage 1: Consultations:

Meet Your Fertility Specialist

The first step is to meet a Rotunda IVF Consultant who will help determine if egg donation is the best treatment option for you.

Meet your Egg Donation Coordinator

Your Egg Donation Coordinator is a nurse or midwife with specialist expertise in egg donation, and will provide expert care and support throughout the process. Your coordinator will explain the egg-donation process and ensure that you have a full understanding of what’s involved.

Stage 2: Investigations

Baseline tests

A range of baseline tests are carried out on both partners to help us ensure we provide you with the optimum treatment. These include:

  • Blood tests
  • Uterine Assessment
  • Sperm Assessment
  • Counselling
  • Implications Counselling

Implications Counselling is a mandatory legal requirement for all couples wishing to avail of egg donation. Our experienced counsellors are familiar with the complex issues and implications involved in infertility treatment.

Stage 3: Consent Signing and Sperm Freezing

Documentation Review

Your Egg Donation Coordinator will review the consent forms with you and answer any further questions that you may have.

In addition, they will ensure you are satisfied with your Recipient Information form, which is used to help select suitable donors.

Semen Freeze

The semen sample is provided. It is tested, frozen, and transported to our partner clinic.

Stage 4: Donor Choice

Review a donor profile preselected for you based on the data supplied in your Recipient Information Form. A detailed profile of each donor including physical characteristics, education and hobbies will be made available to you.

All donors have proven fertility; they are already mothers.

All donors have been carefully screened to ensure their health and suitability.


Stage 5: Donor Cycle, Fertilization and Embryo Freeze

Our Partner Clinic will arrange the following steps:

  • Donor ovarian stimulation and egg collection
  • ICSI fertilization
  • Embryos grown for 5-6 days (Blastocyst stage)
  • Embryos vitrified (frozen) and transported to Dublin. 

Stage 6: Embryo Transfer (will take place at Sims IVF)

In preparation for embryo transfer in Ireland, your IVF Consultant and Egg donation Coordinator will advise you regarding a medication regime to prepare your uterine lining for embryo transfer. Fertility ultrasound monitoring will be provided throughout this process.

Hormone and support medications will continue  into early pregnancy.

Stage 7: Outcome

12 days after embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is provided.


Your Egg Donation Coordinator is available to offer advice and guidance on next steps.

Not Pregnant?

Support is available from your dedicated Egg Donation team during this difficult time.

We will coordinate a return consultation to discuss future options.

Book an appointment

To find out if egg donation can help you conceive, please contact us or book an appointment with a Rotunda IVF fertility specialist.