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Healthy Babies

May 31, 2011

Blog written by Director of Client Development Michael Buuck, MS If you want to avoid an awkward an uncomfortable situation, do not congratulate a woman on her pregnancy until after she’s told you she is pregnant. Fortunately, I haven’t made that mistake but I have recently congratulated a friend on her pregnancy (after she told […]

Give the Gift of Family

May 26, 2011

Blog written by cryobank staff Markos It was 4:45 PM on a Friday, and I was working in the lab to complete my tasks before the end of the week. Suddenly, I heard the bell ringing at the front desk, which was unusual for so late in the day. When I approached the window to […]

Multiple Roads Diverged…

May 23, 2011

Blog written by Site Manager CB When I first started at Fairfax Cryobank five years ago, I will unabashedly admit that I was not the most adamant supporter of the reproductive technology field. In my youthful splendor, I had no cares, little responsibilities, and could not comprehend the want or need of that most basic […]

An Option for Lesbian Mothers-to-be

May 19, 2011

Blog written by cryobank staff Anneka Starting a family can be difficult for a variety of reasons. For lesbian couples the decision to make a family is one which requires choosing between an adoptive child and a biological child. For those who choose the latter, sperm donors offer vast and exciting options for parents-to-be. I […]

Chat Live with Fairfax Cryobank’s Client Service Specialists

May 17, 2011

You can now chat live with a Client Service Specialist simply by visiting our website! Have a quick question? Or a complicated one? Need privacy? Or perhaps, just because it is more convenient than picking up the phone? Whatever the reason, we hope this new feature is convenient and helpful for you! The live chat […]

Open-Identity Sperm Donors

May 12, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Open-Identity sperm donors, sometimes called “Identity Release” or simply “Open” donors, are sperm donors who agree to be contacted by offspring who were conceived with their samples. Usually this is after the offspring reach the age of 18.  Most sperm banks have programs for open-identity donors, and these programs […]

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day!

May 11, 2011

“A mother’s love begins Before the child is born And lasts through time And difficulties And differences And many wounds And days of joy And days of sorrow Winding, wearing Weeping, sharing Changing Until, at the end What remains Is that solid core That began as love Before the child was born.” -Anonymous Share on […]

Fertility Options for Women in Same Sex Relationships

May 6, 2011

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank When two women partner and decide to build a family, there is a lot to consider: known donor, sperm donor (anonymous or ID), foster, foster to adopt, adopt, etc. If the choice is made to proceed with a sperm donor, many couples first face […]

In Sickness and In Sperm

May 3, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff Nisha We often see that healthy males, with exceptionally extraordinary sperm quality, will have virtually no living sperm cells after becoming ill, particularly high fevers. Illnesses greatly affect the homeostasis of the body while the body fights off the bacterial or viral infection. The body will produce a fever to […]