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This Centre has an active research program because we believe that there are still too many unanswered questions about early human development. We undertake studies that are aimed not only to improve your treatment but also to develop new treatments that may help others in the future. This includes surveys about your views on your problems and at the treatments offered as well as laboratory investigations.
We will ask you when you first come to discuss treatment if you have objections to this type of research. If so, we will respect that decision without question and we will not ask you about it again. Whether or not you agree to research will have no impact on your clinical treatment. Our principal aim is to help you achieve a family and the research we carry out will not alter your chances of a pregnancy. We will only use embryos or eggs which are not required or not wanted for treatment and would otherwise be allowed to perish.
If you wish to know more about our research, we would be happy to discuss this with you when you come to the clinic. For information about some of our current research, please follow these links:
Pluripotency, reprogramming and mitochondrial cell biology during early human development
Egg Sharing for Research as an NHS patient
Egg Sharing for Research as a private patient
Egg Donors for Research (Alturistic)
If you like more details on how to donate your eggs for research please click here.