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A Donor’s Special Valentines Plan

February 14, 2018

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Being in the laboratory, we see the donors in our program frequently, and we get to know them pretty well. Overall, they are a nice group of fellows. Typically, they ask how your day is going, and they enjoy sharing exciting news or happenings in their lives as well. One […]

FaceMatch ™ and the World’s Sexiest Man

February 5, 2018

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Genetic Counselor Suzanne Seitz, MS It is fun to show how we have donors with a high resemblance to attractive men in the media. Fairfax Facematch™ takes a scientific approach and nothing is left to a personal opinion. It is based on a system of 44 points on the face […]

FaceMatch™ Aids in Donor Selection

January 30, 2018

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Fairfax Cryobank has FaceMatch™: Intended to provide a fun, interactive way to help you select you donor, this FREE feature uses the shape of facial features to find a resemblance between the photo you upload and the adult photos of our donors. If you would like further assistance in […]

Family Forums- Great Place to Connect

August 8, 2017

If you haven’t checked out the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums yet, then you must take a few minutes to check it out right now! It is a great place to connect with other people who are navigating the use of donor sperm through Fairfax Cryobank. It has become so popular that people are posting daily […]

He Looks Just Like Dad

June 28, 2017

‘He Looks Just Like Dad’ by Linda Kramer; People Magazine, 9.10.07 pp 111 to 112. Iraq war widows Maria Sutherland and Kathleen Carrol-Smith have beautiful healthy babies – despite the fact that both fathers at the time of conception had already died. Kathleen used Fairfax Cryobank to store her husband’s sperm before he was deployed. […]

Special Program: Active Duty Military receive the first year of storage free.

June 20, 2017

Special Program: Active Duty Military receive the first year of storage free. (Available at our Fairfax Cryobank facilities in Fairfax, Austin, Philadelphia, and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc in Roseville, MN) Fairfax Cryobank, a Genetics & IVF Institute Cryobank, has been in operation since 1986 and has grown into one of the largest commercial anonymous donor sperm […]

Why consider cryopreservation of your own sperm?

June 15, 2017

Prior to cancer related therapies: Oncofertility Before you or someone you love begin any form of cancer treatment, consult with your doctor about the risks of sterility or infertility. Many common cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation may permanently affect your ability to father children. Sperm freezing prior to, or in the early […]

Rigorous Testing Standard

June 12, 2017

Infectious Disease Evaluation: Two techniques are used to detect infectious disease. Serological testing, the industry standard, looks for the presence of the body’s reaction (antibodies) to an infection. The other methodology, extensively utilized at Fairfax Cryobank is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing (also called NAT for Nucleic acid Testing), a far more sensitive method which […]

No Sperm Bank Does More Testing

June 5, 2017

The screening process is intentionally designed to be rigorous and exclude any donor who does not meet every one of our high standards. Only 1% of donor applicants are accepted by Fairfax Cryobank. This long screening process involves an extensive health questionnaire; physical exam; medical, genetic and infectious disease testing; a thorough sperm quality evaluation […]

Forum Lingo – 2ww defined

May 30, 2017

Technology has opened the world to a whole new form of communication. The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums offer the opportunity to connect with other people who have utilized donor sperm to start a family. This is a great resource for those who are just starting their insemination journey. However, the medical terminology can be overwhelming […]