Testimonials

See the feedback from our valued Donors.

Good Morning,

I have had the absolute best experience and I would never exchange it for anything, I would do it again in a heartbeat. I felt so special and valued through the entire process, I was taken such good care of. I was very spoiled with the great care and service that I received, from coordination to donation everything was amazing. I asked a lot of questions that I thought were rather dumb but i was always met with the best and patient answers. I have grown close with the people that I met and dealt with on my journey and feel a little heart sore that it has come to an end. The clinic was great and the doctors thorough and kind, the nurses helpful and always smiling. The smiles around the clinic were contagious! They always went the extra mile with us and made sure we felt safe and comfortable. My donation has been such an amazing experience filled with memories I will forever cherish and look back on. We were the first priorities from beginning to end. Thank you so much for making us feel so special and taking such good care of us. Lots of love

Kind Regards,

Egg Donor – October 2022

I have had the best experience there is to have, I’m a 5 time donor and each time is more and more valuable to me. Being a donor and knowing you help a family is absolutely priceless. I enjoy the entire road leading to donating its an experience not to be missed out! I am absolutely grateful that I was able to experience this and I enjoyed every last moment of it. It is all absolutely worth it to know you have put such a smile and joy into a family. I will surely miss this so much. Thank you Linda and team for years of support and absolute best treatment, I am honestly blessed to have been able to be part of this journey for 4 years.

Thank you so much for everything, the retrieval went really well and I’m so ecstatic right now. I am so, so honoured to have been chosen to be an egg donor. The thoughts that I was left with after the procedure… that feeling that I helped a couple start or add to their family was so crazy and emotional and I just felt so good, and happy for them and proud of myself for being able to do that for them. My heart feels so full.

I would like to thank all the wonderful people I interacted with at Cape Fertility for all the support throughout the process from my first day in, right through the moment I walked out after my first ever retrieval. The warm atmosphere, the smiles; I enjoyed every visit so much. This has been a very rewarding experience and I’ll definitely be back to help more families in the near future.

My special thanks go to Dr. Matebese who became like my second mom there – thank you so much for making me feel safe and understood. Many, many thanks to Linda and nurses Lee and Heidi for the excellent
communication whenever I needed clarity or advice, and the overall support. I can’t even begin to describe how emotional I am even as I write this, but thank you so very much for everything. Many more thanks to the couple I donated to… the gift I received from them after the retrieval was so cute! I am so glad I was able to make your dreams come true.

May God bless you all for the amazing things you do in that clinic.

Hi Ms Linda, I had my procedure yesterday, everything went by soo quick didn’t feel anything. That was the quickest 3hours ( from the hour of retrieval to me waking up). After the procedure I didn’t feel anything, just a little discomfort similar to period pains. Dr Heylen is so nice and all the staff were friendly The owner of BnB is so caring and encouraging. Through out the process it was so nice having people remind you of how brave you are for doing this. It really made it less stressful for me because it was my first time donating. I would also like to thank you for treating me so well, being patient and caring

Hi Aunty Linda, Thank you so much for your email. This will be my last donation, seems like Ive reached my max! I want to thank you for always being there for me, for all your love and support. You are by far the best clinic mother Ive never met. You are truly an inspiration to me. It was a pleasure working with you, all the staff and doctors. This has been one of the best journey’s I’ve ever had to privilege to live. This soon to be mommy will be blessed with one of her own one of these days. Please do tell the recipient that it’s an honour being able to provide her with her own bundle of joy, and that I wish her and her family all the best and never ending happiness. Much love aunty Linda ?

Afternoon Linda thank you so much for checking on me I feel so much better today.
Being an egg donor was not about money actually but it was about helping people. I always wanted to help people in some way but I never knew how but God showed me a way to help other woman and this has given me joy in my heart. This is my third time donating ,each and every donation I did I felt blessed….thank you Cape fertility clinic for helping me to help other women. I’m grateful ?? ??

Hi Linda
My experience was absolutely beautiful. Every doctors appointment was always great. Everyone is extremely helpful and so supportive. I made the decision to donate in order to help people start their own family. This was a journey I would do again in a heartbeat. All the questions I had and the things I did not fully understand were always answered and explained in order for me to have the best experience. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to each individual who guided me through the extraordinary journey. I am especially thankful for Heidi,Dawn and Linda for all the support throughout the process.

Hi Dawn,
This has been my 3rd egg donation with the Cape Fertility clinic and every time I donate I always feel safe, understood and cared for. From the first appointment up to the last and everything in between is always such a great experience. The clinic always ensures that you are okay and well taken care of on your visit and I would recommend them to anyone who would like to gift the worlds greatest gift to any family.

They always check in with you and always attend to every question you might have. My journey with the Cape Fertility Clinic is nothing short of wonderful! Thank you to each and every individual that was part this journey, you made it all the more wonderful!
Egg Donor, August 2021

We would highly recommend Dawn Blank. From our first email interaction, she was very responsive and provided loads of information which we could use before meeting with her. She was very friendly and provided insightful information with regards to the donor programme, our choices, the emotional aspects and the science behind it all.
This is a very emotional journey and Dawn set us at ease, listened to us & answered all our questions. That same day, after meeting with us, she sent us a follow-up email and multiple profiles. Her efficiency and quick responses made our decision making so much easier.
Thank you Dawn, for being an amazing person and taking the time to assist so many women with infertility challenges.

Dear Dr Heylen and staff.
Having the rare opportunity to truly make a difference in someone’s life was the best decision I have made. Thank you for taking me on this wonderful journey.
Donating was incredibly fulfilling and I was so lucky to have been blessed to help.
Everyone was really wonderful at the clinic. The experience was great and I was not nervous at all as the nurses and doctors were so supportive and kind.
This was an amazing experience and I only wish for your facility to grow from strength to strength by making many more dreams come true.

My experience was wonderful, everyone was warm and welcoming, there’s not one time or appointment where I felt unsafe or nervous. Dr Matebese was such a darling, always had a laugh with her. I highly recommend going through this, definitely makes my heart happy and I would definitely go through this over and over again.

I would still love to be kept on the data base for future donations that might help someone in need. My experience at Cape Fertility was very positive – a friendly and professional place. I felt at ease and comfortable with the whole process. Dr Pottow made the journey easy. I am happy to know that I got a chance to help when I could.

Hi Linda

I am doing well thank you.

My experience with Cape Fertility was great, the doctors I have been with are all wonderful. From the moment I am chosen till the egg retrieval, the doctors and consultants have been with me every step of the way and if needed something everyone was just a email or phone call away

Donating always leaves me with the most wonderful feeling knowing that I have helped a couple in need. Definitely looking forward to donating again

Good Morning Dawn,
Thank you so much for your lovely email; I always feel so much better after hearing from you. Your work and role is so beautiful and I am sure it is quite hard at times, but you do this with such grace, empathy and love.

Dear Zaariha,
As I sit here thinking about my overall experience as a first time donor, it brings so much warmth and joy to my heart which was the same feeling I had when being selected to donate someone with the ultimate gift one woman could give to another. It was such a magical and rewarding experience working with the Cape Fertility team as a donor. Dr. Le Roux and the team made me feel extremely comfortable throughout every step of the process. Everyone is so professional and friendly. Kindness walks all the passageways of the facility. This was my first time but definitely not my last. Thank you to each and everyone I had the chance to meet through this journey!

Hi Linda.
The experience was great and what an honor it is to be able to help someone to build a family. Thank you so much for the opportunity and I hope to hear from you soon. (Egg Donor, March 2019)

Good day Dawn.
I write this email with thanks and gratitude to the agency. Thank you for the kindness and generosity you have shown me while I was donating. It was my first time donating eggs and I must say it has was the best decision I took.
I love helping people and it brings joy to my heart. I never thought I’d be one of the people who help help a couple that has been in need for a long time. I am grateful for the support from each and everyone I encountered before and after the donation. I feel as healthy as ever and happy. I would recommend every other woman to help in this way. Thank you again.

Good day Linda I’m doing well thank you
I would just like to say thank you for everything, its been a very nice experience and I must say I would love to do it again if it can make someone out there feel the love off having a baby ..
Everyone was so kind and loving

The staff at Cape Fertility is top notch. This is my third time donating. Everyone I talked to or communicated with was professional and answered all my questions to my satisfaction, even above and beyond my expectations. I never once felt nervous or anxious about any part of the process. Dr Le Roux and staff did a wonderful job of walking me through the entire process. I had a great experience. The staff is so supportive and quick in communication. I love how they communicate with me via text, phone email and are always by my side every step of the way. I would gladly work with them again!

Good day Zaahira.
I write this email with thanks and gratitude to the agency. Thank you for the kindness and generosity you have shown me while I was donating. It was my first time donating eggs and I must say it has was the best decision I took.
I love helping people and it brings joy to my heart. I never thought I’d be one of the people who could help a couple that has been in need for a long time. I am grateful for the support from each and everyone I encountered before and after the donation. I feel as healthy as ever and happy. I would recommend every other woman to help in this way. Thank you again.
(Cape Fertiloty Egg Donor February 2020)

What a wonderful experience I had as a first donor I never thought it would be so wonderful – from the Doctors and other staff there by the clinic its been a wonderful journey. Yes at first I was so nervous but you guys made it easy for me and I am so grateful that I had helped someone with the giving of a possible life. I will surely do it again ? Big thanks to you Zaahira …
(Cape Fertility Egg Donor, September 2019)

Good morning Zaahira,

I would like to thank everyone at the Cape Fertility who are so supportive and caring the service is so good and they make you feel comfortable the moment you walk in the door.
This is the most wonderful feeling ever to know that you are helping a couple that really wants to start a family. To know that you are making a couple’s dream come true.

Im really proud of myself for doing this for the second time. It is an awesome feeling and if there are women out there that want to help a couple start a family, believe me this is an awesome feeling and you feel proud of yourself for caring and helping a couple.

Much love ???

I feel so privileged to be able to give someone this give of HOPE, of LIFE xxx

I am humbled by this experience.

The team at Cape Fertility were so helpful and kind through the whole process. Always checking up on me. I was made to feel so comfortable.

It would be an honour to help another family.

Thanks so much (Cape Fertility Egg Donor’s response on being selected to donate for a second time)

Here is my very long testimonial.

Where it all started for me.

Without me realizing it, this journey actually started for me in 2014. The year I lost my father due to leukaemia. For many people the donation of bone marrow can save their lives and heal the cancer, for him unfortunately bone marrow would not have helped, the cancer was too far spread.

Seeing so many families waiting for that one donor that can change their lives, made me want to become a donor.

I started the process of becoming a bone marrow donor, I was the perfect candidate, young and health, But the very last question was: Are you a direct relative of anyone that has leukaemia. My answer of course was yes.

I was not allowed to donate…

This was the worst feeling ever, I felt like this one purpose in life I had was now gone.

But life did not stand still, in 2017 my daughter Mikayla was born, in the beginning of 2018 we lost our second baby at 14 weeks, in the same year we got pregnant again with a baby boy.

I was around 6 months pregnant , when I walked into a doctor’s appointment.
At the back of the toilet door, a pamphlet of becoming an egg donor…
I knew immediately that this was what I needed to do, what I was meant to do.
I went online and searched for the best fertility clinic in South Africa and read everything there was to read.

But of course I could not donate while I was pregnant, I did however register and got the process started.

The 21 December 2018 our baby boy Daniel was born.

And now I was on the list, waiting for a family to choose me.

It was not a long wait. In March 2019 a family chose me to be their donor. And so my journey began…

The process and what I did not expect

There is a lot of information about this process to read up on, how it’s done and what to expect, but not a lot of information about woman who actually went through this process.

The first appointment is a lot of talking with all the doctors about the process, then you have a talk with one of the psychologists to make sure you are in good mental and emotional health to do this. Then blood tests to make sure you are in good physical health.

Then around a month later you start injections. Once a day in your stomach for a week. This is a very small needle and does not hurt at all.
The following week I was back in Cape town, booked into a guest lodge not far from the clinic. I flew down the Friday , that morning I had my first appointment, to check how the eggs are growing, this they check with an internal sonar. More injections followed, now two injections twice a day, this also did not hurt. During the week I had several appointments to make sure that everything is going good. The Thursday I had to take my last injection, because the following day I would have my procedure.

Friday 21 June 2019 was D-day! The morning 10:00 I was at the clinic, the nurse gave me a gown to wear and then I was in the theatre. 20 minutes later I was out. I did not feel any pain, they kept me for around an hour to make sure I’m fine and then they sent me home. I got a chance to speak to the doctor that confirmed that I was able to donate 17eggs.

Would I do it again

I feel so blessed to have been a part of this journey, to be able to help a family with the most amazing gift of all. Except for the amount of time the process took, there was no negative.
I would do this again and again knowing that I can help in this way. Thank you to the family for choosing me!

Morning Zaahira

I trust you are doing well.

Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude for your support and everyone at Cape fertility.

I am over the moon with the decision I made this year to become a donor. My testimony this time around is a bit different… Second time around, I knew what to expect and was super relaxed coz I knew I was in good hands. However, my being a donor has changed my life drastically as I have managed to pay my tuition fees for 2020 at CPUT, will be doing my Medical Lab Science degree and it’s all thanks to the well compensation I received from 2 of my donations. I managed to give the gift of a few eggs and in return I decided to do something meaningful with the compensation received to uplift my very own life. Many thanks to the wonderful care of everyone at the clinic and YES, I would definitely like to donate again. Hopefully early next year before the workload on my studies gets too much for me.

Many thanks again and I wish nothing but the best for the recipients.

I had such a wonderful experience being a first time donor. In the beginning I was in two minds, one side excited to help a couple become a family but on the other hand too scared because of the procedure that awaits.

I eventually decided to send in my application, everything went smooth. Then I waited until I was chosen by a couple. This is the most exciting part for me, to get a call saying you were chosen.

Meeting the doctors at Cape Fertility Clinic was very reassuring as they explain everything in detail and they are very kind hearted and you can tell this is their passion. Linda who did the bookings, kept in contact with me..I call her mama Linda as she really cares about you and your well being and is there every step of the way.

In all honesty, for me personally the injections were the most challenging part but you overcome it quickly, the extraction itself was a breeze as you get put to sleep. The recovery is fairly quick and pain minimal.

This is not a quick fix type of donation, your intentions really need to be in the right place. I’m a regular blood donor and for me this was far more rewarding to help a couple conceive life. I will definitely do it again in a heart beat and really encourage anyone who considers donating to try it, you will not be disappointed.

Thank you to all that was involved, you all made me feel of the utmost importance and can really commend you all on an absolute great service and I look forward to doing it again. God bless you for the great work you are doing!

Being a first time egg donor for me was very nerve wrecking. Having to go through the whole process of being able to help someone else become a mother has now become the number one, biggest highlight of my life. The Cape Fertility staff were absolutely amazing, from the front help (Bonny) to the doctor’s (Dr Oosthuizen) and the Dr that performed the procedure.

Not forgetting the nurses, they were all so friendly and motherly making me relax until it was over. Thank you nurse Diana, an absolutely lovely women, inside and out. I was only around her for 2/3 hours but she definitely made an impression, making me want to come back and donate again and again.

The Cape Fertility Clinic staff are by far the best people inside and out and make this whole entire process so meaningful and easy.

March 2019 Cape Fertility Egg Donor

All round it was a wonderful experience and the cape fertility center really do the extra mile when caring for the donors. The concern from the caregivers are sincere and warm. Dr Oosthuizen was a blessing, she always made me feel supported and involved in the medical side of things.Through all four of my donation cycles, I felt informed, respected and very well taken care of. I am so grateful for the opportunity to help others achieve their dreams of becoming parents. Egg donation is a serious commitment but it’s also a priceless gift to give a childless couple. I feel so honoured to have been chosen to have this pivotal role in creating new life.

Overall, all my experiences were wonderful. I absolutely love the staff and would definitely donate again. This has been a life changing experience and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it. I would recommend donating to anyone who is capable and willing because you are granting someone’s wish and creating a miracle, and that feeling is unbelievably satisfying. Just knowing that I helped or at least tried to help someone start a family is worth it to me.
(Cape Fertility Egg Donor August 2019)

Id like to say thank you for your constant support & allowing me this opportunity to give someone a family of their own.
This has been my 3rd donation & would like to donate AGAIN.

My 1st donation was nerve-wrecking because I didn’t quite know what to expect, however it was an amazing experience. Dr Heylen made me feel so comfortable on each check up & was very open & supportive.
My 2nd experience, I was ready, I felt more at ease because I know knew what to expect & with Dr Heylen again, I felt relaxed.

My 3rd donation, my doctors had changed to Dr Le Roux & he was just as amazing.
By this time I didn’t have to ask any questions, I felt so used to everything already & it felt good!

Id just like to say thank you for allowing me this opportunity to give a life & I really appreciated all the support received.

To all the future mothers, may you be blessed with a beautiful gift of life & cherish it forever.
I hope I changed lives & have brought so much joy.

I hope to be coming for my 4th donation very soon again.

(Cape Fertility Egg Donor, September 2019)

Even if this was my second donation the experience was still very special to me as if it was the first time, the second time around I knew what to expect but I still got excited when I would see my scans and Dr Oosthuizen was an absolute star the way she would explain the process, she even gave me a photo of my follicles and it’s something I will hold dearly to my heart as I always try to keep a souvenir every time I donate.
Everyone at Cape Fertility is what I call ‘earth angels’ they make you feel right at home with every scan or pick up and that’s probably why I would always go back to being a donor for Cape Fertility and also because their chocolate muffins they gave when you wake up after the procedure is absolutely divine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you to the entire team and to you Zaahira for checking up on me and coming to see me ? I know this will not be the last Cape fertility will see me.
(Cape Fertility Egg Donor, August 2019)

Good day Linda

I am not just honored for the experience but also happy that I can give someone a chance to a family.

My experience at the clinic was unexplainable. The staff there are so caring and attentive, they made my whole experience so easy to go through. I remember all their names, because they always check up on me before and after the retrieval to see if im ok.

I will and sure would like to do it again. No hesitation…

Thank you and the staff @CFC

I’ve donated more than once and the reason I could go back was because the process was not physically nor emotionally draining. The doctors and nurses are super nice and caring, in fact the whole staff is just friendly and helpful. The injections are not painful at ll, except for the itchy-orange one which you probably have to do just twice. There is so much care until the procedure and I felt fine.
Thank you (Cape Fertility Egg Donor June 2019)

Good day,
I had a lovely experience as an egg donor. It’s such an honour to be able to help someone build their family. I would gladly do it again.
(Cape Fertility Egg Donor, July 2019)

Being an egg donor was an amazing experience for me. It’s something that I’ve always thought of doing and having this opportunity to help out another was very fulfilling. The staff were extremely helpful and I always felt safe and comfortable, even moments before the retrieval. I never felt alone in this process and I would definitely donate again to help somebody else start their family. Thank you so much. (Egg Donor, August 2019)

Hey Zaahira,

Thank u for your email

I spent the rest of my day sleeping and being pampered by everyone here at home, sorry for the late response.

I actually feel so good after the retrieval today cos I can actually help someone have a family.

After taking some time out to think about today I can say I’ll do it again if u need me to.

I do have a little pain but I’m taking pain meds.

Thank you to your wonderful staff, the doctor, nurses even the receptionist.

Kind regards,

(Cape Fertility Egg Donor, July 2019)

The medical team and assisting personnel were all friendly, direct and helpful. They made everything simple and yet extraordinary. I was taken great care of and am blessed to have had the privilege to assist in building a family.

Hello Zaahira. I am good after my donation today and I was so happy that I did this today. I feel so blessed …..thanks so much for the love and support you guys gave me and for the patience you guys had … I would love to do this again.

Dear Cape Fertility team. I come with a big thank you for the opportunity to work with you and for the opportunity of a life time. Im a 1st time donor and the way the team has been so amazing – from reception, doctors even to nurses, everyone is very humble and well mannered. I was very happy when I had my appointments at the clinic because I knew that I am not going there as patient, but as a new family member of the clinic. My experience was awesome. Its a journey I’m not willing to let go of! Thank you to everyone. I wish people out there could know how blessed you are when you help people in need with such great support. Donating has brought me joy and happiness. Thank you so much to ma’am Linda for believing in me during the time that I was doing my application to donate. You were so patient with me. GOD BLESS THE CAPE FERTILITY CLINIC STAY HUMBLE AS YOU ARE 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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