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Fairfax Cryobank donors live in the local communities surrounding our collection facilities in Fairfax, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Houston, Texas; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Twin Cities, Minnesota. We draw heavily from the colleges and graduate programs in those areas, as well as recruiting successful professionals to become sperm donors. Men who are interested in becoming applicants must be between 18-39 years of age, healthy and have no other significant risk factors. Of those who originally apply, less than 1% of applicants are accepted as sperm donors for Fairfax Cryobank, indicative of our intensely rigorous screening process..

Donor Categories:

Fairfax Cryobank offers two categories of donors from which clients can choose; Anonymous and Identity (ID) Option.  All donors, regardless of category, are tested to the same high standards and have extensive medical and personal information available. ONLY THE ID OPTION DONORS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE UK PER THE HFEA REGULATIONS.

In addition, a large percentage of donors are pursuing or have completed graduate level education. This includes Masters and PhD level degrees and students currently pursuing medical, dental, chiropractic, law, veterinary, optometry, and pharmacy degrees. Many donors have completed doctorate degrees already: MD, JD, DVM, VMD, DO, and PhD.


ID Option

ID Option  donors provide the same non-identifying, detailed level of information, testing and screening, but they agree to allow Fairfax Cryobank to release identifying information, upon request, to your child once they reach 18, or older.  Not all sperm banks define ID donors in the same way. Donors at some sperm banks have agreed to disclose their contact information to offspring at 18, or older, whereas other banks may mediate contact while allowing the donor to remain anonymous, or allow the donor to opt out entirely. Not all ID programs are created equally.


We are pleased to provide our clients with more donor selection than ever before. Donors from Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc (CLI), the first US sperm bank, can now be found on the Fairfax Cryobank Donor Search. This merger provides a central registry for pregnancy reporting, along with a unified Client Services team ready to assist with inquiries.

CLI Donors

CLI donors come from our sister sperm bank, Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc (CLI), and have the added advantage of very competitive pricing. CLI donors are also available as Anonymous and ID Option as well. Though CLI donors are priced more competitively, they have undergone the exact same intensive screening procedures as our Fairfax Cryobank donors. This includes a multi-generational family history, physical examination, and extensive genetic and infectious disease testing.


Review our current Fees for the differences between our donor categories.