The forum has a new look and the Fairfax Team is so excited to create the best experience for our users.
Private Donor Groups and Private Sibling Connection Groups are now located under the category "Groups". Search the donor number in the search box and you should find exactly what you're looking for!
Questions about your forum access? Email [email protected]
Follow these steps to join a private donor group:
1) Log in to the Fairfax forum site, which is connected to your FairfaxCryobank.com account, if you have one already
2) Once you locate your desired donor group, press "Join" at the right of the group
3) Once prompted, to confirm your request, please include the following to verify your information:
- Name (under which the vial was purchased)
- Clinic Name
- Donor number
- Child Date of Birth or Estimated Due Date
Please allow 2-4 business days to process your request.
Note: A reported pregnancy or birth is required to join private donor groups. Be sure to complete the report prior to submitting your request: https://fairfaxcryobank.com/pregnancy-report-form
*If you are looking to start a private group for a PRS or CLI donor please email [email protected] with the above information and that you are looking to start a private donor group for a CLI or PRS donor*
If you have any questions about the verification process please email [email protected]. All other Client Services questions can be directed to [email protected].
To learn more about how to use the new forum, watch this quick YouTube tutorial: https://youtu.be/qHoF5EY6eSM.
6 Resources to Utilize When Living with Infertility
Use these resources to help you on your journey with Infertility
Living with Infertility can be daunting and overwhelming. Especially when your hopes of growing your family seem unimaginable. Fairfax Cryobank has put together a list of 6 resources that could help you on your journey to creating a family while living with infertility.
1. RESOLVE – The National Infertility Association Resolve is a great place to start when first starting your journey with infertility. The National Infertility Association is an amazing organization and resource that provides free support groups in more than 200 communities and is the leading patient advocacy voice. While also serving as the go-to organization for anyone challenged in their family building.
2. Dreaming of Diapers – A Tell All Infertility Blog & IVF Blog Named as one of the “Best Blogs 2020 for Infertility” by healthline.com, the author of Dreaming of Diapers takes her readers on her very personal journey of infertility and trying to conceive. This southern girl living on the West Coast shares it all from IVF to her experience with friends getting pregnant before she does.
3.Your Future Family: The Essential Guide to Assisted Reproduction (What You Need to Know About Surrogacy, Egg Donation, and Sperm Donation) Your Infertility journey might take you down the road of assisted reproduction. This could include egg donation, sperm donation, or surrogacy. Your Future Family by Kim Bergman Ph.D. gives you a roadmap for navigating the journey to building a family through third-party reproduction. Fun Fact: Host, and Executive Producer, Andy Cohen used this book during the process of having his own baby boy!
4. The Stork and I Meet Mel, UK’s first and only Social Infertility Coach! Mel is a single mother by choice who shares her story of infertility and pregnancy. While also sharing her own stories, she provides personalized coaching sessions to empower single women around the world and support them on their path to motherhood.
5. We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True Actor Gabrielle Union shares her memoir, which covers her battle with recurring pregnancy loss while also spotlighting the experiences of black women with infertility. This honest and humorous book is a lighter read, but still powerful in its words and stories.
6. Fairfax Cryobank – Couples Facing Infertility Male Infertility accounts for upwards of 1/3 of all infertility. Our team understands that the stress of infertility can be difficult. We are particularly sensitive to all the aspects facing couples dealing with infertility because we are part of a larger infertility institute (Genetics & IVF Institute) that has been providing comprehensive infertility services since 1983. We are well equipped to help as you navigate the donor sperm selection and ordering process. Please visit our resource page and learn more from our family testimonials.