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Ready to use Donor Sperm? (Step 2)

December 15, 2014

3 Steps to Follow: #2 Select a physician who can manage your medical care Typically these are obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) or infertility specialists like Reproductive Endocrinologists (REs). Once you have selected a physician, you will meet with him/her to access your overall health issues involving a future pregnancy, the procedures that are best suited for your more…

Ready to use Donor Sperm? (Step 1)

December 8, 2014

3 Steps to Follow: #1 Choose your Donor Choosing the ideal sperm donor typically takes several weeks as you review all your options. Your physician may have some recommended sperm banks for you to consider. Sperm Banks are often called ‘Cryobanks’ because they store frozen (cryopreserved) specimens. Fairfax Cryobank has an online donor list you can more…

What is Fairfax FaceMatch™?

December 1, 2014

Fairfax FaceMatch™ uses the shape of facial features to find a resemblance between the photo you upload and the adult photos of our donors. Fairfax FaceMatch™ is based on technology that uses sophisticated mathematical formulas to compare two facial images. Once you select a photo from your hard drive and upload it into the system, Fairfax FaceMatch (TM) will compare more…

Donor Medical Profiles and Donor Medical Status (Part II)

November 28, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Fairfax Cryobank also offers an online feature, Check Donor Medical Status, which can be used by anyone who purchased semen from us as well as doctor’s offices where the vials were shipped. It tells if a donor has been placed in a special classification because the Cryobank has learned more…

Donor Medical Profiles and Donor Medical Status (Part I)

November 24, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM A client who uses anonymous donor sperm is likely to have questions down the road, for example “What if my donor is diagnosed with a medical condition after he stops donating?”, or “Does the Cryobank maintain contact with donors after they leave the donor program?”. Fairfax Cryobank recognizes the more…

What’s in my vial of donor semen? (Part II)

November 21, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Director Stephen H. Pool, Ph.D. Now that you understand the terms from the last post, let me explain how you use this information to understand the Fairfax Cryobank Specimen Quality Statement found on web site and in each sample shipment. Our specimen quality statement states that each IUI or ICI ready vial more…

What’s in my vial of donor semen? (Part I)

November 18, 2014

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Director Stephen H. Pool, Ph.D. I sometimes get questions related to semen and semen quality standards. Many sperm banks publish quality standards and although similar in some aspects, they are different in other areas. How do I understand what is in my vial of donor semen? First, one needs to understand the more…

Two Week Wait on the Forum

October 27, 2014

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! more…

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…