The Spire Regency Hospital in Macclesfield is urging local women to donate their eggs in order to keep up with demand following the success of its newly launched fertility service.
There are currently over 20 couples waiting for egg donation at Spire Fertility Centre, some of whom attended the launch event at the end of February.
Eggs are welcomed from women aged 35 and under, from all races and background (subject to screening).
There is currently a national shortage of egg donors and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has recently brought in new guidelines to ensure that donors are reimbursed fully for their cooperation.
The premier private hospital has been selected as the first North West Spire Healthcare hospital to become part of Spire Fertility, which is based at the world-leading London Fertility Centre on Harley Street in London.
Spire Regency's fertility services is led by Mr Edmund Edi-Osagie. Mr Osagie is a leading regional fertility expert and is the head of Reproductive Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, one of the UK’s most successful NHS fertility operations.
Mr Osagie said: “We’re delighted with the response to the service so far and we’ve got many people registered. We’re in great need of eggs, especially Asian and Muslim eggs. Certain cultures and beliefs require that the eggs are of the same origin. Egg donation is one of the most altruistic things that a female can do for another”.
The Asian and Muslim community is especially in need of donations as few young women of Asian, Indian, Jewish and Middle Eastern descent choose to participate in this form of assisted reproduction.
There are a number of reasons a woman may require an egg donation including suffering poor quality eggs, cancer survival and associated damage, or simply have depleted eggs due to age.
Fertility services at Spire Regency Fertility include fertility profiling, infertility investigations & treatment, and assisted conception (including IUI, IVF/ICSI, egg and sperm donation, egg sharing and egg freezing).
To book a free consultation with Mr Edi-Osagie, please call 01625 505 424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org