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What is Fairfax FaceMatch™?

December 1, 2014

Fairfax FaceMatch™ uses the shape of facial features to find a resemblance between the photo you upload and the adult photos of our donors. Fairfax FaceMatch™ is based on technology that uses sophisticated mathematical formulas to compare two facial images. Once you select a photo from your hard drive and upload it into the system, Fairfax FaceMatch (TM) will compare […]

Fun Stuff in Sperm Donor World

October 13, 2014

Picking the perfect donor can be stressful. The cost of medical bills for insemination can be overwhelming. The timing of cycles is often confusing. Try to relax and take a break by engaging in some fun things on the Fairfax Cryobank website. Blood Type Predictor: There are tables on this page that help determine the most […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Transfer of Ownership

October 9, 2014

What is a Transfer of Ownership? Patients who have Fairfax Cryobank semen samples stored onsite with Fairfax Cryobank are able to transfer their samples into another person’s name for use by participating in what we call a Transfer of Ownership.  This allows Fairfax Cryobank to properly track the owners of our semen samples to ensure […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Donor Information & Anonymity

September 29, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information. Donor Information: As part of […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals – Statistics & Limitations

September 22, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information. Statistics: The popular press often […]

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals- Regulations

September 15, 2014

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information. Regulation: Sperm banking, which includes […]

What Sort of Guy Donates Sperm?

February 20, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Sperm donors. We can generally say they’re attractive, educated, healthy men. Some are taller than others, differences in hair and eye colors abound, not to mention ancestry! I’m just scratching the surface here on all the physical characteristics. But I’d like to talk about what’s behind the handsome face. […]

Embryo Implantation

February 11, 2014

A great article from Live Science briefly explains some new research that may answer some questions about why certain embryos do not implant during IVF procedures. The article Fate of a Fertilized Egg: Why Some Embryos Don’t Implant talks about having the proper levels of trypsin for preparing the body for implantation of the embyro. This […]

Plan, Prep, Important Steps: Being Recognized As the Parent – For Lesbian Couples

February 3, 2014

Blog written by Cryobank Staff JM One of my friends, I’ll call her Jane, is expecting her first child, due this spring.  It’s wonderful to witness the joy on her face, and to see how excited her wife is!  They have been planning and preparing for each moment in this amazing journey for a very […]

A Great Step in a Long Journey

August 6, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD. On Wednesday 6/26/13, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. What this means is that same sex couples who are married in a state that has marriage equality will now have federal […]