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How old is too old?

April 27, 2011

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum Moderator Desiree Is 40 really the new 30? Members of the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forum say so with a resounding yes! There are many reasons people are waiting longer to have children nowadays. Sometimes it is because Mr. Right hasn’t shown up yet. Sometimes couples struggle with fertility […]

Organizations that focus on fertility and family issues

April 25, 2011

Fairfax Cryobank is dedicated to the creation of healthy, happy families. Over the years, we have helped people in many different situations achieve their dream of having a family. Couples dealing with infertilty, single women, same-sex couples, etc. Fairfax Cryobank collaborates with some wonderful organizations that focus on fertiity issues and family issues. Here are […]

Preserving Fertility

April 21, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff MF Infertility and the need for reproductive assistance are issues that not every person in the general public has to face, but those that do understand the heartache, worry, and pain that go along with it. As a relatively young and healthy twenty something, I never imagined that infertility would […]

What do I do with my container?

April 20, 2011

Laboratory Distribution Supervisor MI “YOUR BABY”. Those are the words I use in my explanation when I remind patients how they should treat a cryogenic container, while transporting it to another facility. Sperm, embryos or any cryogenic specimens in general are stored in extreme temperatures. Transportation of such specimens, without compromising their quality, usually consists […]

Donors are an outstanding group of men

April 18, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff CD We often receive calls from men wanting to donate semen. From what most people see in the movies, I think they assume they can call, make an appointment, leave a sample, collect some cash and be on their way. Most sound a little surprised that we have an online […]

How Much Sperm Is Enough?

April 13, 2011

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank So often in life we are told that more is better. Sometimes there is a sufficient number or size, but because of the “bigger is better” philosophy we overlook this. Who hasn’t gotten the large popcorn for only 75 cents more at the movies, […]

Single Mom Tells about Using Donor Sperm from Fairfax Cryobank

April 11, 2011

Some woman in their 30’s decide they really want to be a mother, even if they have not found a life partner. Hear one woman’s story on how she made the choice, became pregnant and is now raising her son. She’ll talk about her decision and the support group she attends. Courtesy of Morning Blend […]

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 […]