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What does ART stand for?

August 06, 2019

ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Technologies. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine provides the latest news, research, and patient resources about ART. “Assisted Reproductive Technologies are all treatments which include the handling of eggs and sperm and/or embryos. Some examples of ART are in vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intrafallopian transfer…

Age Poll

Age Poll

November 14, 2018

Check out this age poll from the Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums to see how old others are when starting their insemination journey: “Hello everyone. I am 30 years old and will start this journey next year. Although I am very ready, psychologically and financially, for a baby, I also know…

Forum Lingo – 2ww defined

Forum Lingo – 2ww defined

May 30, 2017

Technology has opened the world to a whole new form of communication. The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums offer the opportunity to connect with other people who have utilized donor sperm to start a family. This is a great resource for those who are just starting their insemination journey. However, the…

The Two Week Wait

The Two Week Wait

May 08, 2017

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums Moderator Desiree Once the donor insemination is completed, there is a two week period before a pregnancy confirmation test is completed at the fertility specialist’s office. Although this does not seem like a long time in the grand scheme of life, this is…

Do kids thinks of sperm donors as family?

Do kids thinks of sperm donors as family?

January 09, 2017

A recent TED Talk looks at the question, “How do we define a parent — or a family?” Bioethicist Veerle Provoost explores these questions in the context of non-traditional families In this talk, she shares stories of how parents and children create their own family narratives. https://creatingafamily.org/uncategorized/kids-think-sperm-donors-family/

The typical family who uses donor sperm is changing.

The typical family who uses donor sperm is changing.

June 16, 2016

Originally donor insemination was offered exclusively to married couples who were experiencing infertility. Today, infertile couples are still helped by donor sperm but other types of families are as well. Single women are increasingly choosing to have children on their own with the help of donor sperm. Same sex couples…

Consult your Lawyer

Consult your Lawyer

February 28, 2016

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Laboratory Director  This morning, I had an alert that there was another article with the headline, “… sperm donor must pay child support…” The headline is misleading in that it is not a sperm donor from a sperm bank, but rather a man who donated…

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Donor Information

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Donor Information

November 27, 2015

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information….

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Limitations on Donor Distribution

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Limitations on Donor Distribution

November 24, 2015

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information….

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Statistics

Sperm Banking Background Fundamentals -Statistics

November 16, 2015

The following background information on sperm banking was prepared by and agreed upon by the leading companies in the industry. Its purpose is to provide basic information about some of the key elements of a sperm bank’s operations and influence, and to further understanding by providing accurate and consistent information….

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