The Aberdeen Fertility Centre has been at the forefront of fertility treatments for more than 33 years. Once a diagnosis has been made by our caring team of expert clinicians and embryology staff, we can offer a range of treatments across our Centre to suit your individual needs.
Hundreds of people in Scotland need the help of egg or sperm donors to give them the chance to become parents and the gift of starting a family.
The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have launched the first national campaign of its kind to encourage people to become egg and sperm donors, with the four NHS tertiary Fertility Centres in Scotland (Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow).
Donating your eggs or sperm is something that requires careful consideration, but if it’s right for you then you have the potential to give the joy of starting a family to those people in Scotland, who need the help of donors to become parents.
Visit www.eggsandsperm.scot to find out more
Lifting of COVID restrictions
In line with restrictions being lifted, every patient in Scotland will be able to have one visitor to provide support while they are in hospital. Therefore, as of Monday 26th April 2021 partners will be able to attend appointments to provide support.
COVID-19 Vaccinations and pregnancy
The Scottish Government recently released information regarding the COVID vaccine and pregnancy which highlights there is overwhelming evidence from around the world that it is safe for pregnant women to have the vaccine.
• COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended in pregnancy. Vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy for both women and babies, including admission of the woman to intensive care and premature birth of the baby
• Women trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination and there is no evidence to suggest that COVID-19 vaccines will affect fertility.
• You should not stop breastfeeding in order to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Community Hubs - Blood Tests
If you are a Grampian patient and require a blood test, an appointment can be made at one of our community hubs rather than you having to attend the hospital or your GP. In order to book your appointment please ring the Central Booking Team on: Tel: 01224 555177. Further information can be found here.
If you have a query regarding a clinic appointment please contact our reception team at email@example.com. If your query relates to IVF or donor treatment please contact our administration team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering self funded treatment we can offer you an initial Consultation to discuss your personal situation. Should you have previously had treatment in the Centre and wish to have a self funded cycle please contact the email above.
For more information regarding fertility treatment during COVID-19, please view our patient information document here.
As we can no longer undertake our fortnightly patient information evenings, we have updated our presentation which we would ask all patients to watch prior to first consultation with medical staff. There is a lot of information about fertility treatments available in various websites, on TV, magazines and newspapers however, within the Aberdeen Fertility Centre our experienced and caring staff will explore all options that may be suitable for you and together we will work out your individual journey.
Information will be provided by our medical, nursing and laboratory colleagues to ensure you are confident in giving your consent prior to any procedure or process being undertaken.
Fertility is something that most take for granted, for some however fertility issues can mean that having a child is difficult or impossible without help from a donor. Donors are people from all walks of life - there is no such thing as a standard donor. What they have in common is a desire to give the gift of life and help people to achieve the family they otherwise could not have.
A cycle of IVF can take 8-10 weeks from a menstrual bleed to the completion of the embryo transfer and it is essential that couples fully understand each step involved.
Sperm, egg or embryo freezing may be required as part of a fertility treatment cycle or for fertility preservation purposes.