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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 […]

Two Week Wait on the Forums

May 22, 2017

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! […]

Two Week Wait Anxiety

May 15, 2017

If you have just completed an insemination with donor sperm, you are probably anxiously waiting to test to see if you are pregnant! It may seem like the longest two weeks in your entire life. A great option during this time is to find support from other people who understand what you are going through. […]

The Two Week Wait

May 8, 2017

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums Moderator Desiree Once the donor insemination is completed, there is a two week period before a pregnancy confirmation test is completed at the fertility specialist’s office. Although this does not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of life, this is the dreaded two week wait […]

What Makes Infertility Grief So Hard

April 28, 2017

Creating a Family shares “What Makes Infertility Grief So Hard?” The pain of infertility and miscarriage is different from other grief and in some ways these differences make it harder to cope. Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Ken Doka, professor […]

Can You Be Happy Even While Infertile

April 21, 2017

Creating a Family shares “Can You Be Happy Even While Infertile?” Infertility can rob you of so many things—including happiness. Is it possible to still be happy when in the midst of infertility. Join Dr. Alice Domar, international leader in the field of mind/body medicine and women’s health, founder of The Domar Center for Mind/Body […]