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3 Essential Steps to Finding the Perfect Donor! (Step 2)

August 24, 2016

We recognize that this process may seem somewhat confusing and overwhelming. We have created the following three step guide taking you step by step through the ordering process. Step 2: Account set ups (for yourself and one for your physician) before buying donor semen For those ordering semen vials by phone for the first time, […]

3 Essential Steps to Finding the Perfect Donor! (Step 1)

August 17, 2016

We recognize that this process may seem somewhat confusing and overwhelming. We have created the following three step guide taking you step by step through the ordering process. Step 1: Choosing your donor match The Fairfax Cryobank Donor Search and the Client Services Specialists are useful resources to assist you in making your important donor […]

How to order sperm online?

August 11, 2016

I want to place an order, what are the steps I need to take before making a purchase online? Before placing an order your Licensed Physician/Practitioner must have established an account with us. Accounts are either set up as bill the physician or patient pre-pay. For physician bill accounts, the physician’s office places the order. […]

Information Overload

July 25, 2016

Blog written by laboratory staff IS When I first started working at Fairfax Cryobank 3 years ago I remember the sheer information overload that came with being trained as a laboratory technician. The memorization needed for lab tasks alone is extensive: volume adjustments when accounting for semen viscosity, minimum requirements for motility, morphology and concentration […]

Knowledge is Power

July 11, 2016

Blog written by laboratory staff DG Modern medical science has made incredible advancements in recent decades especially in the field of reproductive medicine. This is especially true in regards in genetic testing and the work done at Fairfax Cryobank when testing potential donors for genetic disorders. When I began working for the Cryobank, I was […]

What are a sperm donor’s motives?

June 30, 2016

You may have questions about your donor’s motivations to be in our program. Typically donors are college students or recent graduates who have an interest in helping others. Some are married and may even have children of their own. They do receive some compensation (usually about $500 a month) for their time and effort. They […]

ID Option Sperm Donors In Demand

June 23, 2016

In 2005, Fairfax Cryobank started a new program call the ID Option program in which new donors agree to release identifying information. We created this special category of donors because of the increased interest by families to have this option available. Identifying information, such as donor name and address, is shared only with the children […]

The typical family who uses donor sperm is changing.

June 16, 2016

Originally donor insemination was offered exclusively to married couples who were experiencing infertility. Today, infertile couples are still helped by donor sperm but other types of families are as well. Single women are increasingly choosing to have children on their own with the help of donor sperm. Same sex couples are, too. Where 20 years […]

Children by Donor Insemination

June 9, 2016

Share your story—Tell us about yourself and we may post it anonymously so others can gain from your experience. Read a blog from someone who is donor conceived. Justin Clark as read on The Daily Beast. As a child or adult conceived with the use of donor sperm, you may have many questions. We would […]

Who Gets the Sperm?

April 28, 2016

Blog written by Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank, Michelle Ottey, PhD. Not all sperm donors are alike. When screening for sperm donors, sperm banks are looking for a good, diverse, representative group of men who will appeal to our patients. The staff meets the prospective sperm donors and works with them through the screening process. […]