The Genetics & IVF
Institute, founded by Dr. Joseph D. Schulman in 1984 in Fairfax,
Virginia, is the first clinical and laboratory facility designed from
inception to provide fully integrated, comprehensive outpatient services
in the areas of human genetics and infertility. In addition to having
one of the largest programs in the USA in infertility including in vitro
fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and
in medical genetics and prenatal diagnosis, the Institute has developed
one of the premier cryopreservation programs in the world.
In 1986, the Genetics & IVF Institute established a cryopreservation
Division with one of the world's outstanding cryobiology teams led by
Dr. Edward F. Fugger. The Institute has become a pioneering center in
the application of cryobiology having produced the first frozen human
embryo twins in the USA, established one of the largest human embryo
cryopreservation and storage laboratories in the country, founded one
of the largest human sperm banks in the world, and initiated the first
human ovarian tissue cryopreservation program in the USA.
was originally organized in 1986 to provide patients at the Genetics
& IVF Institute with anonymous frozen donor semen that had a higher
standard of genetic and infectious donor screening and sperm quality
than could be obtained elsewhere. Physicians that visited the Institute
and observed the results of the frozen donor specimens began to request
the use of Fairfax Cryobank donor specimens in their own infertility
practices. Although it was not the original intent to provide specimens
outside the Institute, due to continued requests by physicians and patients
Fairfax Cryobank now provides donor semen to physicians and university
medical centers in all 50 states and many foreign countries. Upon request
from patients, physicians, and numerous medical facilities, the Cryobank
also began providing semen freezing and storage for patients desiring
to have their specimens cryopreserved for future use.
Inc. joined the Genetics & IVF Institute family of Cryobanks in 2002. This affiliation provides patients even more
choices when considering donor sperm. CLI donors are available through the Fairfax Cryobank search.
Fairfax Cryobank's Embryo Storage Program
has been storing long term reproductive specimens since 1986. Embryo
storage has been available to patients at our IVF center for more than
15 years. We have extensive expertise transporting samples to and from
physician practices in all 50 states and many countries throughout the
world. Our facilities are equipped with the latest technology. Embryos
are stored in state of the art liquid nitrogen tanks that are not dependent
on electricity to keep your embryos frozen. These storage tanks are
monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Today patients, physicians, and medical centers around the world use
donor semen from Fairfax Cryobank because of their experience and confidence
in the donor selection, screening, infectious and genetic disease testing,
sperm quality standards and service of Fairfax Cryobank.