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Family Forums- Great Place to Connect

August 8, 2017

If you haven’t checked out the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums yet, then you must take a few minutes to check it out right now! It is a great place to connect with other people who are navigating the use of donor sperm through Fairfax Cryobank. It has become so popular that people are posting daily […]

He Looks Just Like Dad

June 28, 2017

‘He Looks Just Like Dad’ by Linda Kramer; People Magazine, 9.10.07 pp 111 to 112. Iraq war widows Maria Sutherland and Kathleen Carrol-Smith have beautiful healthy babies – despite the fact that both fathers at the time of conception had already died. Kathleen used Fairfax Cryobank to store her husband’s sperm before he was deployed. […]

Special Program: Active Duty Military receive the first year of storage free.

June 20, 2017

Special Program: Active Duty Military receive the first year of storage free. (Available at our Fairfax Cryobank facilities in Fairfax, Austin, Philadelphia, and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc in Roseville, MN) Fairfax Cryobank, a Genetics & IVF Institute Cryobank, has been in operation since 1986 and has grown into one of the largest commercial anonymous donor sperm […]

Why consider cryopreservation of your own sperm?

June 15, 2017

Prior to cancer related therapies: Oncofertility Before you or someone you love begin any form of cancer treatment, consult with your doctor about the risks of sterility or infertility. Many common cancer treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation may permanently affect your ability to father children. Sperm freezing prior to, or in the early […]

Rigorous Testing Standard

June 12, 2017

Infectious Disease Evaluation: Two techniques are used to detect infectious disease. Serological testing, the industry standard, looks for the presence of the body’s reaction (antibodies) to an infection. The other methodology, extensively utilized at Fairfax Cryobank is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing (also called NAT for Nucleic acid Testing), a far more sensitive method which […]

No Sperm Bank Does More Testing

June 5, 2017

The screening process is intentionally designed to be rigorous and exclude any donor who does not meet every one of our high standards. Only 1% of donor applicants are accepted by Fairfax Cryobank. This long screening process involves an extensive health questionnaire; physical exam; medical, genetic and infectious disease testing; a thorough sperm quality evaluation […]

The Two Week Wait

May 8, 2017

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums Moderator Desiree Once the donor insemination is completed, there is a two week period before a pregnancy confirmation test is completed at the fertility specialist’s office. Although this does not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of life, this is the dreaded two week wait […]

Importance of Sperm Motility and Count

January 5, 2017

Blog written by Fairfax Laboratory Director Michelle Ottey, PhD. Here is some information about motility and count to clarify the importance of these factors with regard to frozen sperm. If you think about the vial of sperm there are two things that are important on the post thaw at your clinic: 1. That the proper thaw […]

Preserving Your Fertility When Diagnosed with Cancer

December 30, 2016

Preserving Your Fertility When Diagnosed with Cancer Listen to more infertility radio shows from Creating a Family – The National Infertility & Adoption Education & Support Nonprofit Share on Facebook Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Great support on the Family Forums

December 16, 2016

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD. Some women have reached out for support and community in online forums. Some Cryobanks offer chat rooms or forums for their clients and there are numerous online resources for DI (donor insemination) families. For example, our Cryobank offers a free online resource for support and discussion […]