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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 […]

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 […]

Do kids thinks of sperm donors as family?

January 9, 2017

A recent TED Talk looks at the question, “How do we define a parent — or a family?” Bioethicist Veerle Provoost explores these questions in the context of non-traditional families In this talk, she shares stories of how parents and children create their own family narratives. https://creatingafamily.org/uncategorized/kids-think-sperm-donors-family/ Share on Facebook Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

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

Forum Abbreviations

December 23, 2016

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree 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 […]

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 […]