Medical Professionals FAQs

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What is your thaw procedure?
What are your minimum standards for specimens?
What is Fairfax Cryobank's privacy policy?
How many pregnancies is each donor permitted to have?
May the patient speak with a staff member who has worked with the donor?
Can Fairfax Cryobank provide genetic counseling to the recipient to guide her in donor selection?
Should my patient select a CMV negative donor?

What is your thaw procedure?

The thaw procedure is specific to the unit. Unit specific instructions are included in every shipment. Click the forms and instruction link to see thaw instructions that our Canadian Distributors use.

What are your minimum standards for specimens?

ICI and IUI-ready specimens must meet the minimum post thaw standard. Please also see full details of our Specimen Quality Standard.

What is Fairfax Cryobank's privacy policy?

View our complete privacy policy defining Anonymous and ID Options donors.

How many pregnancies is each donor permitted to have?

View our policy on pregnancy limits here.

May the patient speak with a staff member who has worked with the donor?

Due to many requests from patients to talk to a staff member who has worked with a particular donor we now offer Staff Impressions free of charge through our donor search feature. Laboratory staff members who have worked closely with the donors write staff impressions. Donors who do not have staff impressions available are no longer active in our program and we do not have staff members familiar with the donors.

Can Fairfax Cryobank provide genetic counseling to the recipient to guide her in donor selection?

Some of our clients may have special circumstances that require them to select donors tested for a specific genetic disease that runs in their family or simply to gather more information about a genetic or hereditary situation. Help is available from our genetic counseling staff. Consultations by appointment are available.

Should my patient select a CMV negative donor?

Fairfax Cryobank urges you to discuss the issues of CMV with your patient. After all, you are in the best position to explain how the issue pertains to her specific situation. Please see our CMV information page for more details on CMV.