Egg Donors to the Back of the Bus!


The future of baby-making just got a whole lot classier:

A 54-year-old woman and her husband are advertising for an egg donor on London buses in a last-ditch attempt to try to have a baby.

The advert says: "We'll never be Mummy and Daddy unless a wonderful woman aged 36 or under can help us by donating some of her eggs."

Transport for London said its advertising space had previously been used for marriage proposals and happy anniversary wishes, but never an appeal for an egg donor.

It may be that we're headed toward more of this kind of thing no matter what–and I look forward to NASCAR tracks and basketball stadiums plastered with ova solicitation–but the bus situation probably has more to do with restrictive U.K. policies than anything else. Largely because the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority caps donor compensation, Britain has a severe shortage of egg donors. Where donors are lacking, would-be mothers start begging.