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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 […]

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 […]

Forum Lingo – 2ww defined

May 30, 2017

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 insemination journey. However, the medical terminology can be overwhelming […]

Two Week Wait on the Forums

May 22, 2017

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! […]

Two Week Wait Anxiety

May 15, 2017

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. […]

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 […]

Why we love our jobs at Fairfax Cryobank: Fast Shipping

December 5, 2016

We recently asked our client service reps what makes them love their jobs at Fairfax Cryobank. Overwhelmingly, it was the ability to help someone along their journey to parenthood. Enjoy these little glimpses into the days of our fabulous customer service team and how they each make a difference in the lives of our patents! […]