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Fairfax Cryobank Pregnancy Pledge

June 10, 2015

Fairfax Cryobank is confident we can help you achieve your goal of having a child. We are so confident in fact that if after 4 attempts you are still not pregnant, we’ll give you a vial for free. Starting April 5, 2010, if you are 38 or younger, order at least 4 vials, undergo 4 more…

The History of Semen Cryopreservation

June 3, 2015

Sperm cryopreservation and banking has become a widely accepted part of our culture. Once looked upon with uncertainty, this practice has proven time and time again to be a successful method of keeping the hope of a family alive for many men. The reasons for storage are as varied as men themselves. Sports figures and more…

Fairfax Cryobank Company History

May 28, 2015

The Genetics & IVF Institute, founded by Dr. Joseph D. Schulman in 1984 in Fairfax, Virginia, is the first clinical and laboratory facility designed from inception to provide fully integrated, comprehensive outpatient services in the areas of human genetics and infertility. In addition to having one of the largest programs in the USA in infertility including in more…

Is autism genetic?

May 5, 2015

Autism is a behaviorally defined pervasive developmental disorder that affects how a child functions in several areas, including speech, social skills and behavior. Children who have problems in these areas are sometimes said to have an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) because the severity of symptoms varies greatly. Autism affects about 1 in 88 children in more…

What will my baby look like?

April 30, 2015

If I select a donor with a certain physical feature, what is the chance his offspring would inherit it? The answer is not clear. A child’s appearance will often resemble some features of both parents but it is not predictable which features those will be. I would like my baby to have a certain eye more…

What are the genetic disease tests performed on the donors?

April 23, 2015

It is essential to have a comprehensive understanding of genetic conditions and genetic inheritance in order to provide the best possible donor screening for inherited conditions.  Fairfax Cryobank provides the expertise of board-certified clinical geneticists in evaluation of the donor’s medical and family history as well as reviewing the test results of the extensive genetic more…

Families with a History of Genetic Disease

April 16, 2015

If you have a family history of a genetic issue, we would gladly address these issues with you as you go through the donor selection process. I am a carrier of a genetic disease. One of the most common situations we encounter is a client who has found out she is a carrier for a more…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Parenting Multiples

March 26, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Challenges of Parenting Multiples: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ISSUES Some multiples, especially newborns, may be hard to tell apart even if they are not identical. At first, you can tell multiples apart by color coding their clothing or using bracelets that spell out their names. Soon you will more…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Pregnancy with Multiples

March 19, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy? What are some problems with having a multiple pregnancy? Pregnancy loss The more fetuses there are in the womb, the more likely it is that the pregnancy will end in miscarriage, premature delivery, or stillbirth. Sometimes more…

ASRM Fact Sheet on Fertility Drugs and Multiple Births

March 12, 2015

From the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) fact sheet on Fertility drugs and the risk of multiple births: How likely is multiple gestation? Very possible. Depending on the type of fertility treatment used, if more than one follicle is produced, the risk of multiple gestation can be as much as 1 out of 3 women who become more…