The demand for egg and sperm donations is high and they are needed for some of the one in six couples who experience fertility problems, as well as same sex couples.
The Scottish Government, NHS Scotland and Fertility Network Scotland have launched the second phase
of national activity encouraging people to become egg and sperm donors, with the four NHS tertiary Fertility Centres in Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow).
Donating your eggs or sperm is something that requires careful consideration, but if it’s right for you then you have the potential to give the joy of starting a family to those people in Scotland, who need the
help of donors to become parents.
Who can donate?
Donors must be aged 18–35 (egg donors)
or aged 18-45 (sperm donors) generally healthy with no significant illnesses or inherited diseases
be able to provide a biological family history
a non-smoker egg donors must be able to commit to the programme for about three months and sperm donors must be able to make regular donations (10-20 donations over a period of 3-6 months).
Follow the campaign at #JoyLoveHope
More than 200 people in Scotland need an egg or sperm donor. Become an egg or sperm donor and give them the chance to become parents.
Key campaign messages
- By becoming an egg or sperm donor, you could give the joy of starting a family to those who need help becoming parents.
- More than 200 people in Scotland need an egg or sperm donor. Become an egg or sperm donor and give them the chance to become parents.
- Every egg or sperm donation has the power to give the gift of parenthood to those who need help to conceive.
NHS Scotland needs egg and sperm donors for those who need your help to create a loving family.
Visit eggsandsperm.scot to find out more about becoming a donor.