Fertility clinic's egg bank one of the first
PEOPLE longing to become mums and dads are being given more hope as a Swansea fertility clinic is one of the first in Britain to be a part of a dedicated egg bank.
The aim of the egg bank launched by London Women's Clinic, based in the grounds of Singleton Hospital, is to help in the treatment of fertility.
It is hoped it will lead to a new generation of egg donors coming forward to meet the demand from infertile women unable to produce their own.
Many women have been forced to travel abroad due to an egg shortage in Britain.
Clinic director Dr Kamal Ahuja said women donate their eggs for a variety of different reasons. They are awarded compensation.
He said: "Our own experience also shows that many egg donors have seen infertility at close hand among their friends and family, or simply wish to give something back in a gesture of altruism.
"Many donors have children of their own and are in settled family relationships.
"They are keen to donate their eggs, but have never been encouraged to do so.
"We are hoping to inform women about egg donation and to make it simpler."
More than 60 egg donors at The London Women's Clinic have been matched with women since January and 40 ongoing pregnancies have been confirmed.