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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…

Stress may hinder fertility chances

July 23, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree It is well known that excessive, chronic stress can negatively affect the health of our bodies. Deciding to start a family is a very big decision and life change for many people. It is only natural to start feeling some anxiety and increased tension after several more…

So Many Options

May 28, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM  These days, those who use donor sperm to conceive have more options than ever. The search tools for donor catalogs are extremely advanced, allowing a woman or couple to narrow down her ideal donor based on many characteristics: his physical attributes, his ancestry or education, whether or not he more…

4 Facts About HPV You Need to Know

April 23, 2014

The human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most widespread sexually transmitted virus and 80 per cent of the world’s population will contract it once. 1. There are more than 100 types of HPV HPV affects the skin and any moist membranes such as the lining of the mouth, throat, cervix and anus. Different types affect more…

Two Week Wait Anxiety

April 10, 2014

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. more…

The Top 5 Tips for Picking Your Ideal Donor

March 28, 2014

If you are thinking “Where do I start?,” this eBook will help answer your questions about the donor selection process. Determine which donor category is right for you Recognize the importance of knowing your CMV status Create a list of required characteristics/traits Get to know your donor Utilize all resources to finalize your donor selection more…

ASRM Video Understanding Fertility

March 24, 2014

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has an introduction video about understanding fertility in various aspects. This is a great place to start for anyone who is considering using donor sperm or having trouble conceiving.