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Sperm Donor Myths

February 2, 2016

Myth: One ejaculate is one vial of sperm. OR One ejaculate is 15 vials of sperm. Truth: This is completely dependent on the quality and fresh analysis of the ejaculate in question. The sperm count and motility/progression determine how the sample will be processed and how many vials will result. Because our current specimen quality […]

Sperm Donor Myths and Misconceptions

February 2, 2016

Myth: One ejaculate is one vial of sperm. OR One ejaculate is 15 vials of sperm. Truth: This is completely dependent on the quality and fresh analysis of the ejaculate in question. The sperm count and motility/progression determine how the sample will be processed and how many vials will result. Because our current specimen quality […]

Beginner’s Guide to Infertility

January 25, 2016

If you are just getting started on your journey with infertility, please use this great resource from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on Assisted Reproductive Technologies. This guide will walk you through the details of IVF insemination, egg retrieval process, success rate statistics, and common terminology you will encounter along the way. And […]

How old is my donor?

January 18, 2016

Written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD. One of the frequently asked questions of our client services representatives is, “how old is my donor?” Our sperm bank does not provide the date of birth or specific age of our donors to the patients. A date of birth is identifying information and we work to […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Donor Anonymity

November 30, 2015

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 Anonymity: The maintenance of […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Donor Information

November 27, 2015

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 […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Limitations on Donor Distribution

November 24, 2015

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. Limitations on Donor Distribution: All […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Statistics

November 16, 2015

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 […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Regulation

November 9, 2015

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 the […]

Stress and Infertility

November 3, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine: What is stress? Stress is often defined as an event that a person sees/feels is threatening. In order to protect itself, the body responds with a “fight or flight” response. How can stress impact a fertility patient? Sometimes, infertility patients respond to the stress of being unable to […]