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The Perfect Sperm Donor?

October 29, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, 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 these […]

What Can I Learn about Sperm Donors to Help Me Find the Right Donor for Me?

October 22, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD.  Information varies by sperm bank, but generally there is a lot of information out there. You can learn a lot about the individual donors as well as their family. The goal of the sperm banks is to provide you with information that will help you […]

What are The Steps I Need to Follow if I am Ready to Use Donor Sperm?

October 14, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD.  What are the steps I need to follow if I am ready to use Donor Sperm? 1. Select a physician who can manage your medical care Typically these are obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) or infertility specialists like Reproductive Endocrinologists (REs).  Once you have selected a physician, you […]

Family Forums are a Great Resource for Support and Discussion

October 7, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD. Some women have reached out for support and community in online forums. Some Cryobanks offer chat rooms or forums for their clients and there are numerous online resources for DI (donor insemination) families. For example, our Cryobank offers a free online resource for support and discussion […]