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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…

What did you say?

August 11, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree After the last blog article about abbreviations, I came up with another list to help users navigate the technology lingo often found throughout the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums. Here are a few common medical abbreviations used on the forum that are usually found in posts discussing inseminations or pregnancy more…

Forum Abbreviations Explained

August 4, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree 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 more…

Healthy Babies

July 28, 2014

Blog written by Director of Client Development Michael Buuck, MS If you want to avoid an awkward an uncomfortable situation, do not congratulate a woman on her pregnancy until after she’s told you she is pregnant. Fortunately, I haven’t made that mistake but I have recently congratulated a friend on her pregnancy (after she told me more…