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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…

What is infertility?

September 2, 2014

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Defining Infertility. What is infertility? Infertility is “the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected intercourse.” This means that a couple is not able to become pregnant after a year of trying. However, for women aged 35 and older, inability to conceive after 6 months more…

FAQs about Specimen Freezing, Storing & Shipping

August 25, 2014

How are the specimens stored? All semen specimens are stored at -196o C in liquid nitrogen tanks equipped with automatic fill devices and alarm systems. Fairfax Cryobank also provides liquid nitrogen transport tanks for shipping patient specimens to their physician or health care provider when requested for use. How long can you store frozen sperm? Cryopreserved more…

Guaranteed Availability: VIAL BUY & STORE

August 18, 2014

You find the donor you want now but are uncertain if his specimens will still be available when you need them.  OR You have one child by a Fairfax donor and would like to plan a second child by the same donor. You can keep your fingers crossed and hope your donor will be available when more…