Donor Program

Donor Embryos Perth  

As an embryo donor, or as the recipient of donated embryos, this page offers you insight into what is involved in embryo donation.  

What is an embryo donor?  

An embryo donor is a person or couple who donates their stored embryo/s, for another person or couple to use for the purposes of reproduction. 

Embryo donors can be known or unknown to their recipient, but it is important to note that since the implementation of legislation in 2004, anonymous donation is no longer possible. 

Known embryo donor 

Known embryo donors choose to donate their embryo/s to a person or couple they know. This may be a family member or a friend who lives locally, interstate or overseas.


Unknown embryo donor  

Unknown embryo donors are those who altruistically donate their embryos to a fertility clinic (not necessarily the clinic they attended for treatment) for use in donor conception for recipients allocated by the fertility clinic. 

Who is eligible to donate their embryos?  

Fertility North are appreciative and grateful to anyone who is considering donating their embryos, whether you had your fertility treatment with us, or with another fertility clinic elsewhere. We have a waitlist of patients who need donor embryos in order to fulfil their dreams of becoming a family.

So, if you have completed your own fertility journey and have stored embryo/s and are:  

  • At least 18 years and six months of age
  • Less than 41 years of age at the time of creation

All embryo donors are required to undertake: 

  • A donor counselling session with an accredited Fertility Counsellor 
  • A 3 month ‘cooling off’ period 

Interested in embryo donation? 

If you have ever considered donating your embryos, or to find out more about becoming a donor embryo recipient at Fertility North, please contact our Donor Coordinator. 

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Embryo donation at Fertility North

Certified Donor Program

Fertility North provides a certified Donor Program which strictly abides by current state and federal legislation.  Our Donor Program incorporates the care and treatment for donors and recipients, and their partners (if applicable).

Experienced Donor Coordinator  

We are proud to employ an experienced Donor Coordinator who provides ongoing information and support, as well as the planning and organisation of donor appointments, counselling, screening tests and treatments. 

High demand for donor embryos  

There is always high demand for donor embryos, and Fertility North are eager to hear from those considering embryo donation.  Embryo donation ensures that embryos remaining in storage after the completion of fertility treatment do not go to waste, and instead offer an incredible gift that can help one or more of our patients achieve their dream of becoming a family. 

For embryo recipients  

Embryo recipients at Fertility North can come from all walks of life, and may not be suffering from infertility due to age alone, or even at all! 

Why use donor embryos?  

Donor embryos are used by people who are: 

  • Experiencing premature menopause
  • At risk of passing on a genetic disease 
  • Impacted by ovarian disease or illness
  • Unsuccessful after undertaking fertility treatment using their own embryos

Who is eligible to receive donor embryos?  

An embryo recipient can be anyone who requires donated embryos to conceive who is: 

  • At least 18 years and six months of age
  • Less than 52 years of age

All embryo recipients, and their partner where applicable, are required to undertake

  • An initial donor counselling session with an accredited Fertility Counsellor
  • A 3 month ‘cooling off’ period
  • Screening tests and medical questionnaires
  • A second counselling session anytime following the completion of the cooling off period