Donor conception changing- by the numbers
Although the numbers of new sperm donors is up 79% on the previous year, to 109, there is still a shortage of sperm. 53 women froze their own eggs (resulting in 12 live births), 212 women used fresh donor eggs and 52 used cryopreserved frozen eggs.
CEO Louise Johnson was quoted by the Fertility Society of Australia as saying:
“The fact that more than 200 women used local egg donors last year debunks the idea that people have to travel overseas for treatment if they need donor eggs.
Using a local egg donor and having treatment locally can have tremendous benefits- legally, financially, and emotionally- and these figures are very good news for people considering donor egg treatment.”