Egg share donors and non-patient egg donors

Number of egg donors used in a particular year at an HFEA licensed clinic, 2000-2010, separated into egg share donors and non-patient egg donors

  • Egg share donors are patients who donate some of their eggs to up to two recipients in each cycle, whilst retaining the rest of the eggs for their own treatment
  • Non-patient egg donors are women who donate all their eggs in a treatment cycle
  • The numbers of ‘All Egg Donors’ in the table below are slightly higher than the numbers of ‘New Donor Registrations’. This is because the new donor registrations table only counts donors once, the first time they are registered. If donors donated in a subsequent year, they are counted again in the below table if they are used in treatment that year
  • Figures have slightly changed since our last publication due to improvements in the quality of our data
  • The proportion of Egg share donors has increased since our last publication. Then, the data relied solely on egg sharing cycles being expressly identified by the centre: our latest analysis allows us to identify these cycles more accurately
  • This treatment and patient data was extracted from the HFEA's data warehouse containing Register data as at 22/12/2011.

 

Egg share and non-patient egg donors
Year All
egg donors
Egg share
donors
Non-patient
egg donors
2000 1392 601 43% 791 57%
2001 1367 625 46% 742 54%
2002 1332 731 55% 601 45%
2003 1349 836 62% 513 38%
2004 1509 999 66% 510 34%
2005 1301 760 58% 541 42%
2006 1169 655 56% 514 44%
2007 1196 695 58% 501 42%
2008 1235 681 55% 554 45%
2009 1269 728 57% 541 43%
2010 1368 776 57% 592 43%

Further information

Page last updated: 27 January 2012