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Happy Together: A Two-Mom Sperm Donation Story – A Review

Happy Together: A Two-Mom Sperm Donation Story – A Review

March 09, 2020

Julie Marie the Author of Happy Together, a two-mom sperm donation story, brings the process of creating a family with a sperm donor to life in a very special way. Through the illustrations by Ashley Lucas, this children’s book helps explain the process of a lesbian couple having a baby with…

Sperm donors in Austin, Texas

Sperm donors in Austin, Texas

October 09, 2019

Last week the Fairfax Cryobank team in Austin, TX gathered to attend UT Marketplace. Each semester this event on the nearby University of Texas at Austin campus brings thousands of students an opportunity about becoming a sperm donor and Fairfax Cryobank’s services.

What are a sperm donor’s motives?

What are a sperm donor’s motives?

June 30, 2016

You may have questions about your donor’s motivations to be in our program. Typically donors are college students or recent graduates who have an interest in helping others. Some are married and may even have children of their own. They do receive some compensation (usually about $500 a month) for…

ID Sperm Donors In Demand

June 23, 2016

In 2005, Fairfax Cryobank started a new program call the ID program in which new donors agree to release identifying information. We created this special category of donors because of the increased interest by families to have this option available. Identifying information, such as donor name and address, is shared…

Who Gets the Sperm?

Who Gets the Sperm?

April 28, 2016

Blog written by Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank, Michelle Ottey, PhD. Not all sperm donors are alike. When screening for sperm donors, sperm banks are looking for a good, diverse, representative group of men who will appeal to our patients. The staff meets the prospective sperm donors and works with…

Environmental Effects on Sperm

Environmental Effects on Sperm

April 25, 2016

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Director of Operations Michelle Ottey, PhD. Spermatogenesis is the process through which immature germinal stem cells are differentiated into mature sperm. This process is incredibly involved and takes approximately 60 days.* Due to the complexity of each step in this process, sperm are highly susceptible…

Donor Sperm for Couples experiencing Male Infertility

Donor Sperm for Couples experiencing Male Infertility

February 24, 2016

Blog written by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Laboratory Director  The CDC website lists data from a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. They found that 7.5% of sexually experienced men under the age of 45 have visited a fertility doctor. These men visited a fertility doctor, presumably, due to an inability to…

Two Week Wait on the Forum

Two Week Wait on the Forum

October 27, 2014

The Fairfax Cryobank Family Forums is a wonderful place to go for support and questions. It is made up of a fun group of people in various stages of their journey to building their family. Check out this great forum thread with over 1,000 posts from women all undergoing donor…

What Sort of Guy Donates Sperm?

What Sort of Guy Donates Sperm?

February 20, 2014

Blog written by Laboratory Staff JM Sperm donors. We can generally say they’re attractive, educated, healthy men. Some are taller than others, differences in hair and eye colors abound, not to mention ancestry! I’m just scratching the surface here on all the physical characteristics. But I’d like to talk about…

The Perfect Sperm Donor?

The Perfect Sperm Donor?

October 29, 2013

Blog written by Fairfax Cryobank Laboratory Director, Michelle Ottey, PhD.  To start, there really is no “perfect” sperm donor, but they come pretty close! When we are recruiting prospective sperm donors we are looking for many physical and personal characteristics that will be appealing to our patients. These traits are…

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