The Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation (SEED) Trust Advice, support and information on donation

Welcome to The Sperm, Egg and Embryo Donation (SEED) Trust. We provide impartial advice, support and information to prospective donors, intended parents and surrogates.

Our information and advice is: free to the public, unbiased, independent, supported by evidence, led by experts and informed by donors. 


We are pleased to work with the Donor Conception Network ( in providing access to their range of books for donors to help them talk to their children about their donation.

Our work together also helps us generate income – we receive a donation from every Donor book sold this way.

If you would like to order a Donor book, please go to (Books)

The Donor Conception Network also has a full range of over 30 books for people considering donor conception, parents of donor conceived, donor conceived children and for those who have used surrogacy. Please go to to find out more.

One of our Trustees, Dr Yau Thum ( has kindly offered to give remote consultations to any SEED Trust enquirer free of charge in exchange for a donation to our charity.

We are extremely grateful to him as we are a struggling charity with no income!  The usual charge for a consultation with Dr Thum is £250; we’d be very grateful for any contribution you felt able to give to SEED to enable us to continue our essential work.

If you would like to have a consultation with Dr Thum, please contact him direct on
quoting ‘SEED Trust’.

Here is the link to make a donation to SEED Trust:

Thank you so much for your support – we really appreciate it.

“The Seed Trust provided invaluable expert advice at a time of crisis.”

“The SEED trust were prompt to reply and the help that I received was excellent.”

“The Seed Trust is brilliant; as well as providing a great deal of information on their website, they respond to individual queries with real care and expertise.”

“When I ran into an unexpected hurdle in my treatment, the Seed Trust provided clear information which helped me to navigate my way out of a dilemma.”

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The films co-produced by De Montfort University, the SEED Trust, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Ghent University - an insight into the egg donation experience from people who have been through it themselves. Egg donor films Learn more