Choose Now, Use Later

2 ways we make it easier for you:

You find the donor you want now but are uncertain if his specimens will still be available when you need them.


You have one child by a Fairfax donor and would like to plan a second child by the same donor.


You can keep your fingers crossed and hope your donor will be available when you need him. The more prudent option is to buy doses ahead and store them at Fairfax Cryobank. It guarantees your donor of choice is already put aside for you, and you won’t find yourself disappointed if he sells out. A donor can sell out at any time, so being prepared makes sense.

All semen specimens are stored in liquid nitrogen tanks equipped with automatic fill devices and alarm systems. Fairfax Cryobank offers several different billing options, including monthly and more economical long-term storage agreements. Patients pay one fee (see below) regardless of how many specimens they choose to store. Specimens in storage may be shipped to the health care provider of your choice for the current handling and shipping charges. They can also be shipped to your home if the appropriate home consent forms have been completed.

Storage ServicesCost
Buy 6 units – 1 year storage freeFREE
Buy 8+ units – 2 years storage freeFREE
Semen Specimens / Patient- monthly$45
Semen Specimens / Patient – Pre-Paid 6 months$225
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 1 Year$435
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 2 Years$735
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 3 Years$1085
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 5 Years$1475
Semen Specimens/ Patient- Pre-paid 10 Years$2700
Semen Specimen Release (Handling)$45

VIAL BUY BACK— a program Fairfax Cryobank started in 1990

You may return any unused specimens that were purchased at regular prices and have never left the Fairfax Cryobank facility and receive half the original purchase price back.

This includes ANY specimen purchased at ANY time. There are also NO limits to the number of vials you can return for this partial refund. There are NO RESTRICTIONS regarding the status of a client’s account. Please note that our Vial Buy Back program is not offered on specimens that have been transferred by the original owner.

A major west coast cryobank has a vial buyback program as well, but there are several important differences. That cryobank’s program started in August of 2005 and only vials purchased after this date are eligible for a 50% of purchase price buyback. Its program has LIMITS to the number of vials that apply and the repurchase must occur WITHIN 36 MONTHS after the original purchase. Also, RESTRICTIONS apply to the status of client accounts.

Fairfax Cryobank’s is a simpler and clearly superior deal: If you want to return vials, Fairfax Cryobank will repurchase them at 50% of their original selling price. We have no strings or conditions except the vials cannot have left our facility.

Vial Exchange Program

Fairfax Cryobank appreciates our storage client’s business and would like to accommodate their wishes if possible. Exchanging old doses for an equal number of doses of another donor and/or prep is only authorized within 36 months of when the original doses were placed into storage at Fairfax Cryobank. Storage clients are eligible for one vial exchange per calendar year. Doses that have left Fairfax Cryobank are not eligible for exchange or refund. Please contact Client Services if you are interested in facilitating a vial exchange, so that they are able to send out the appropriate paperwork to be completed. Vial exchanges take a minimum of 3-5 business days for processing.

Fees may apply.

Link to Sperm Storage information concerning donor vial storage

Link to Sperm Storage FAQs