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Variety of Client Depositors

March 31, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff MC Last week our site had the opportunity to assist three very different types of client depositors in one day. Our first was a patient with a spinal cord injury that was partially paralyzed from the waist down. He wanted to bank with us because the difficulty of producing a […]

FaceMatch™ Aids in Donor Selection

March 28, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Fairfax Cryobank has FaceMatch™: Intended to provide a fun, interactive way to help you select you donor, this FREE feature uses the shape of facial features to find a resemblance between the photo you upload and the adult photos of our donors. If you would like further assistance in […]

An Interesting Occupation

March 16, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM When people hear that I work at a sperm bank, they inevitably ask all sorts of questions, as you can imagine. Their questions range from “How did you get into that field?” to “What are the sperm donors like?” to “How does one become a sperm donor?” As I […]

Irish Donors: Fairfax Cryobank screens for Tay Sachs Disease

March 14, 2011

Blog written by Suzanne Seitz, MS Genetic Counselor If you have heard about Tay Sachs disease, you probably consider it something that those of Jewish ancestry should worry about. Turns out that those who are Jewish are not the only ones who should be screened. Tay Sachs is a fatal neurological disease where children die young. […]

Social Media for the Sperm Bank

March 9, 2011

Blog written by Client Services Representative Nicole Facebook? Twitter? These new concepts of interacting with patients are exciting to me. I let people know what’s new with Fairfax Cryobank, such as births or new donors. Letting people know that a baby is on the way gives patients hope that one day it will happen to them. […]

Benefits of Vitamin D

March 7, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff Nisha Recent studies have linked children who were conceived in the winter with an increased rate of multiple sclerosis (MS). It has also been noted that the highest rates of MS occurs in northern countries such as Scotland and England. This is because women who are pregnant in the winter months […]

How To Stay Positive When It Just Isn’t Working

March 2, 2011

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree A common topic on the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums discussion board relate to frustration and heartache after trying multiple inseminations with no success. Starting a family using donor sperm is a very private matter to many women and couples who utilize this option. It may be […]