Limitations on Donor Births

Fairfax Cryobank limits the total number of births for any donor based on the application of several criteria.

Specifically, a donor’s sales will cease when 25 families (children from the same donor living in one home) have been reported in the US. International distribution stops when 15 families have been reported. 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 addition, we also monitor the reported location of births and limit the geographic distribution of a donor consistent with the guideline of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).

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 maximum limits on families or total sales, then 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.)