Egg Recipients

How to Choose a Donor

Dear Parent’s to be, having had personal experience of struggling to conceive, the Grace Donor team understands the longing, heartache and frustration of the journey you’ve been on. Between us we have our own fertility war stories to tell. We understand how difficult infertility can be. We promise to listen, to be here , to support you as you take the next step in making your family complete.

Let’s begin by helping you to start the process of choosing your donor.

How Choosing Your Egg Donor Works

Many of you have been told that you have a very low chance of having a baby with your own eggs. This is incredibly difficult news to process, and we understand that you might need time (a little or a lot of it) to process the loss of your DNA.
BUT
Donor Egg IVF has a 60% to 70% success rate. This means that with donor eggs you could have the child you’ve been longing for within a year!

Step 1:

Before you begin, we suggest writing a short list (perhaps 2-3 points) of the most important aspects in a donor. Perhaps you’d like a donor with the same hair colour as yours, or a similar nose. Perhaps you’d like a donor with a certain level of education or one with a particular heritage. Rate each point on the list in terms of importance so that when you are viewing our wide range of donors you can stay focused.

Step 2:

Before starting the process of choosing a donor, you need to ensure you are medically ready to proceed down this very exciting path. What this means on a practical level, is that your blood tests and pelvic ultrasound are not more than one year old. If you are not an existing patient at your selected clinic, you will need to provide this information to them.

Step 3:

Visit our donor portal and register by clicking on this link.

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Step 4:

View our donors in the egg donor portal. You are welcome to give our recipient support team a call to ask as many questions as you need.

Step 5:

Reserve your donor by following the prompts on the system. If it is your first visit, you will be asked to register with your email address and a password of your choice.

If you need any assistance with signing up or viewing the donors, please contact us on teamsa@gracedonors.com (South Africa) or teamuk@gracedonors.com (United Kingdom).

Step 6:

You will need to pay Grace’s agency fee and the clinic deposit (or full fee depending on the clinic) as the clinic will not see your donor until their fees have been paid.

Step 7:

The Egg Donor process begins. The Grace donor team will contact your donor to check that she is available and able to donate.

Once you sign up as a Recipient, you will receive our Welcome Recipient Information pack – it will provide you with the process, tests and investigation results and our FAQ’s.

We are a phone call / email away so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Agency Fees

Grace South Africa

R20 700

  • Cost inclusive of agency fee to use a donor from Grace SA Egg Donors.
  • Costs are incurred in the recruitment, selection, screening, administration, and ongoing support of donors both before and after the donation process, assisting with travel arrangements for donors and contract execution.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Grace SA Egg Donors agency fee excludes the donor compensation which is set between R7 000 and R9 000.

Grace United Kingdom

£2 700

  • Cost inclusive of agency fee to use a donor from Grace UK Egg Donors.
  • Costs are incurred in the recruitment, selection, screening, administration, and ongoing support of donors both before and after the donation process, assisting with travel arrangements for donors and contract execution.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Grace UK Egg Donors agency fee excludes the donor compensation which is set at £750.

South Africa

You reside in or would like to travel to South Africa for egg donor IVF treatment.

United Kingdom

You reside in or would like to travel to the United Kingdom for egg donor IVF treatment.