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Knowledge is power

January 31, 2012

Blog written by laboratory staff DG Modern medical science has made incredible advancements in recent decades especially in the field of reproductive medicine. This is especially true in regards in genetic testing and the work done at Fairfax Cryobank when testing potential donors for genetic disorders. When I began working for the Cryobank, I was […]

A Testimony to the Advances in Reproductive Medicine, for a Sperm Donor

January 25, 2012

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM We often assume that sperm donors have no trouble building their own families, because if they are donating sperm, it’s obvious they have no fertility issues. We sometimes forget that sometimes the donor’s significant other may have fertility obstacles. A few years back, one of our donors told me […]

FaceMatch™ and the Sexiest Man

January 17, 2012

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Genetic CounselorSuzanne Seitz, MS It is fun to show how we have donors with a high resemblance to attractive men in the media. Fairfax Facematch™ takes a scientific approach and nothing is left to a personal opinion. It is based on a system of 44 points on the face that […]

Are You a Carrier of a Genetic Disease?

January 10, 2012

Blog written by Farifax Cryobank Genetic Counselor Suzanne Seitz, MS A client I spoke to recently found out that she was a carrier for a genetic disease. Her doctor was doing the routine screen as part of her pre-pregnancy work-up. She was certainly surprised by the result as she had no family history of the […]

The Perfect Sperm Donor?

January 5, 2012

Blog witten by Fairfax Cryobank Director of Operations Michelle Ottey, PhD. To start, there really is no “perfect” sperm donor, but they come pretty close! When we are recruiting prospective sperm donors we are looking for many physical and personal characteristics that will be appealing to our patients. These traits are variable. When we screen […]