Our Vision

Through our activities, we want the UK to be a place where:
  • All donors are well supported and get the information they need
  • The need for donation and the valuable contribution of donors is more widely acknowledged, leading to a climate of openness and acceptance.

Our Mission

We are here to:
  • Provide independent information to prospective donors, intended parents and surrogates, and encourage use of UK clinic donors
  • Work with the media to inform reporting on donation issues and raise awareness of the need for donors
  • Help inform best practice in clinics and donor banks
  • Liaise with government, the HFEA and clinics to promote best practice informed by our contact with donors.

Our Strategic Priorities

Providing Services
  • Being the UK’s go-to source of information on donation by maintaining an impartial, accessible and informative website and social media presence.
Influencing Change
  • Raising the profile of donation using our website, social media, events and partnerships
  • Highlighting the impact on donor conceived children of using anonymous donors
  • Building an understanding of donor needs and expectations to inform best practice in donor recruitment.
Working in Partnership
  • Working with academic researchers and others to continuously improve the quality and relevance of our services.

Our Values

Our information and advice is:
  • Free to the public
  • Unbiased
  • Independent
  • Supported by evidence
  • Led by experts and informed by donors.

Our People

The Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation Trust is a registered charity (number 1163980) run entirely by volunteer trustees.  We do not currently receive funding from any source.

Our trustees are:
  • Charles Lister (Chair)
  • Joanne Adams: Senior Andrologist, Manchester Fertility
  • Nina Barnsley: Director – Donor Conception Network
  • Suzi Denton: Fertility and Family Law Specialist Associate Solicitor
  • Gavin Evans:  Executive Director, Global Blood Fund
  • Yadava Jeve: Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital
  • Sarah Jones: Chair – Surrogacy UK
  • John Kilby: Accountant. Former sperm donor
  • Anupa Roper: Egg donor
  • Tracey Sainsbury: Lead Counsellor at London Women’s Clinic
  • Francesca Steyn: Head of Nursing, Quality and Compliance at CRGH, London. Member of RCN Fertility Nurses Group.