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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 […]

Can My Friend Be My Sperm Donor?

July 26, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, Phd. Many women and couples consider asking a friend or relative to be their sperm donor. This is a possibility when there are fertility issues for the male partner or when there is no male partner involved in your family building experience. Your friend or family […]

FAQ’s about Known Donors

April 4, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff VN A designated, known, or directed semen donor is a donor of semen used to inseminate a nonsexually intimate partner. Recently we have seen a substantial increase in numbers of the Directed Donor (DD) cases processed at the Fairfax Cryobank. I want to answer some questions we hear the most […]