London is facing a fertility crisis with women waiting more than two years for a donor egg, experts warned today.
Figures reveal that 500 couples in the capital are in desperate need of a donor so they can become parents.
This includes women who have undergone cancer treatment, early menopause or other medical conditions which leave them unable to conceive with their own eggs.
Fertility expert Lara Peterkin, from King's College Hospital, warned that the waiting list was increasing every year because not enough women were signing up as donors. Mrs Peterkin, from the hospital's assisted conception unit, said: "Unfortunately, due to a shortage of donors, the average wait for an egg across the London region is approximately two and a half years with the length of wait increasing year on year.
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