Become a donor

If you have frozen eggs, sperm or embryos in storage, did you know that you can donate them to families in need?

Once you no longer require continued storage of your frozen eggs, sperm, or embryos, we understand it can be difficult to decide what to do with them. There are options available to you, including donating the frozen gametes to families in need. Many people in Australia are looking for donors to help them achieve their dreams of having a family.

Why donate?

You might consider donating your frozen eggs, sperm or embryos because:

You’ve completed your family and are considering what to do with the stored materials

You or someone you know has struggled with infertility

You want to make a difference that will last a lifetime

You would like others to experience the joys of parenthood

Donating stored gametes

Who would you be helping?

Many people need donor eggs, sperm or embryos to achieve their dreams of parenthood. They might include:

  • single women
  • couples experiencing infertility
  • men experiencing male infertility
  • women experiencing female infertility
  • LGBTQ+ couples

Who can donate? 

If you're an Australian resident, meet the specific criteria laid out below, and are willing to help others in need, we'd love to hear from you.

In Australia, donation has to be made altruistically, meaning you won't be paid. It’s also important to understand that if you donate, your identifying information will be provided to the NSW Health Central Register, which contains information about donors and children born as a result of ART treatment using donated gametes. This is so that a child born from donated eggs, sperm or embryos can access these details once they turn 18. 

Not all patients are eligible for donation. Contact our donor team to start the conversation below.

Can I donate my stored embryos?

  • Your embryos were created between the ages of 23 and 40
  • All parties involved in creating the embryo agree
  • You are an Australian Resident

Can I donate my stored eggs?

  • Your eggs were frozen between the ages of 23 and 35
  • You are an Australian Resident

Can I donate my stored sperm?

  • Your sperm was frozen between the ages of 23 & 45
  • You are an Australian Resident

What's the process?

If you decide to generously donate your stored eggs, sperm or embryos, there are a few steps required:

  • Contacting the IVFAustralia donor team. They will get to know your individual circumstances, understand when your stored gametes were frozen, and other details to find out if your stored materials are eligible for donation.
  • Mandatory counselling sessions. These sessions will discuss the emotional and legal implications of donating. If you have a partner, they'll need to attend the counselling sessions, too.
  • Compiling a detailed medical history.
  • Genetics blood screening.

Ready to chat?

Submit an enquiry and our experienced donor team will get in touch soon.

Supportive Counselling is Available

We know that this is a big decision and want you to be aware that counselling is available if you would like to discuss the emotional implications of donation prior to starting the process. As a previous patient with IVFAustralia, counselling is free of charge, and we would be happy to arrange this for you.