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Donor Birth Limits

Fairfax Cryobank’s sperm donor birth limits in Canada

Fairfax Cryobank creates sperm donor birth limits based on the application of several criteria.

Specifically, a donor’s sales will cease when 15 families (children from the same donor living in one home) have been reported in Canada or outside the U.S. Sales in the U.S. stops when 25 families have been reported in the U.S. After the family limits have been met, vials will only be distributed for sibling pregnancies.

Families who have children by the same donor will be sold additional donor units, if available, as ‘Sibling Pregnancy Only’ units.

In order to help us monitor the number of births associated with any donor, it is important that everyone be diligent in reporting births to us. Please go to the pregnancy reporting page on our website or call us with your information.

If a donor has reached his family limit, reactivation of that donor may be available for sibling pregnancies. (Reactivation means that a donor can be asked to provide additional samples after he has left the program. The donor must first agree to be reactivated and if he does the client agrees to pay all costs which typically exceed several thousand dollars.)

Sperm Donor Birth Limits Infographic

To learn more about Fairfax Cryobank’s restrictions on sperm donor births in Canada and around the globe, view our infographic!

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