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Who Gets the Sperm?

November 22, 2011

Blog written by Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank, Michelle Ottey, PhD. Not all sperm donors are alike. When screening for sperm donors, sperm banks are looking for a good, diverse, representative group of men who will appeal to our patients. The staff meets the prospective sperm donors and works with them through the screening process. […]

Lifestyle Effects on Sperm Quality

November 15, 2011

Blog written by Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank, Michelle Ottey, PhD. In a recent article in Fertility and Sterility, research was published confirming that higher age, along with lifestyle factors such as stress, smoking and alcohol are all factors that negatively affect semen quality. Different factors cause lower sperm count, lower semen volume, lower motility, […]

Explaining a T-Shirt

November 11, 2011

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Working at a sperm bank over the years, I’ve accumulated quite the collection of t-shirts, pens, keychains, and such – all with pictures of sperm, of course! I wear one t-shirt more than others, usually on weekends, running errands or just around the house. The shirt has a picture […]

Every baby requires four things

November 7, 2011

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Director of Operations Michelle Ottey, PhD While at the ASRM conference, I attended a talk about LGBT Family Building. It was a fantastic talk that covered the legal, medical, and psychosocial aspects of family building for those in the gay community. Some of the items were universal and the information […]