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What’s in my vial of donor semen? (Part II)

November 21, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Director Stephen H. Pool, Ph.D. Now that you understand the terms from the last post, let me explain how you use this information to understand the Fairfax Cryobank Specimen Quality Statement found on web site and in each sample shipment. Our specimen quality statement states that each IUI or ICI ready vial more…

What’s in my vial of donor semen? (Part I)

November 18, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Director Stephen H. Pool, Ph.D. I sometimes get questions related to semen and semen quality standards. Many sperm banks publish quality standards and although similar in some aspects, they are different in other areas. How do I understand what is in my vial of donor semen? First, one needs to understand the more…

Two Week Wait on the Forum

October 27, 2014

The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums is a wonderful place to go for support and questions. It is made up of a fun group of people in various stages of their journey to building their family. Check out this great forum thread with over 1,000 posts from women all undergoing donor insemination around the same time! more…

ASRM Information on Embryo Donation

October 20, 2014

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Embryo Donation. “What is embryo donation? In the current practice of in vitro fertilization (IVF), some patients may create more embryos (fertilized eggs) than they need. The extra embryos may be cryopreserved (frozen) so that they can be transferred later. However, sometimes these embryos may not more…

Fun Stuff in Sperm Donor World

October 13, 2014

Picking the perfect donor can be stressful. The cost of medical bills for insemination can be overwhelming. The timing of cycles is often confusing. Try to relax and take a break by engaging in some fun things on the Fairfax Cryobank website. Blood Type Predictor: There are tables on this page that help determine the most more…

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Transfer of Ownership

October 9, 2014

What is a Transfer of Ownership? Patients who have Fairfax Cryobank semen samples stored onsite with Fairfax Cryobank are able to transfer their samples into another person’s name for use by participating in what we call a Transfer of Ownership.  This allows Fairfax Cryobank to properly track the owners of our semen samples to ensure more…

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Donor Information & Anonymity

September 29, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information. Donor Information: As part of more…

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Statistics & Limitations

September 22, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information. Statistics: The popular press often more…

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals- Regulations

September 15, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information. Regulation: Sperm banking, which includes more…

How to Choose a Sperm Donor

September 9, 2014

Blog written by Joseph D. Schulman, M.D. Founder, Genetics & IVF Institute Choosing a sperm donor is a very important decision, and everyone brings their own perspectives to this challenge. With many years of experience caring for patients with problems in reproduction and medical genetics, I hope to help you reach the final donor decision that more…