Newcastle women are being urged to consider donating their eggs to help women struggling with infertility
According to the Newcastle Fertility Clinic, since the pandemic, there has been a shortage of eggs from women in the Newcastle area.
Senior clinical consultant, Dr Meenakshi Choudhary, told the ChronicleLive: “There’s always been a shortage of donors in the UK, but in Newcastle, people who might have considered donating before covid are unaware that our service is running and that there are many families in need of support.”
The clinic is the only one in the UK that is approved to recruit donors for research purposes, as certified by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority(HFEA).
Dr Choudhary said: “Donations are helping us figure out why women may go through menopause early, why the quality of eggs is reduced, and about the factors which contribute to miscarriage.
“We are able to look at the molecular changes to the eggs and our findings will help women across the UK and across the globe.”
The clinic is urging women aged between 18 and 30 to consider donating their eggs, with a BMI below 30, and are offered £750 for doing so.
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