A couple who tried for years to have a baby including undergoing four rounds of IVF, had given up all hope when a counsellor suggested they try embryo donation.

Aucklanders Wynne and Mark, who do not want their surname made public, were devastated over their inability to have a child when in 2016 they were made aware of the possibility of using another couple's embryo.

During in-vitro fertilisation [IVF], a man's sperm and a woman's egg combine in a dish to form an embryo, which is then either inserted back into the woman to implant, or frozen for future use.

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