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Vial Buy Back

Choose Now, Use Later

When you find your perfect donor match for growing your family, you want to secure their availability for future use. Fairfax Cryobank’s exclusive Vial Buy Back program guarantees the availability of your ideal donor. We often hear from families who fall into the 2 scenarios below:

“I found the perfect donor, but I’m not sure if he will still be available by the time I am ready to move forward.”

“I already have my first child with a Fairfax donor and I’m worried the donor won’t have availability when I’m ready to have a second child.”

To help you secure the availability of your favorite donors, Fairfax Cryobank created 2 programs: Vial Buy & Store and Vial Buy Back.

Vial Buy & Store

As donor availability fluctuates back and forth over time, Fairfax Cryobank advises planning ahead and securing your donor vials when the availability is guaranteed. The Vial Buy & Store program allows you to pre-purchase extra donor vials ahead of time, then store them at Fairfax Cryobank until you are ready.

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 Fees

Storage ServicesCost
Buy 6 units – 1-year storage freeFREE
Buy 8+ units – 2 years storage freeFREE
Semen Specimens / Patient- monthly$40
Semen Specimens / Patient – Pre-Paid 6 months$200
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 1 Year$395
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 2 Years$670
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 3 Years$985
Semen Specimens / Patient- Pre-paid 5 Years$1340
Semen Specimens/ Patient- Pre-paid 10 Years$2400
Semen Specimen Release (Handling)$45

Vial Buy Back

Since 1990, Fairfax Cryobank allows you to return any unused specimens that were purchased at regular price and have never left the Fairfax Cryobank facility in order to 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. The Vial Buy Back program is not offered on specimens that have been transferred by the original owner.

Fairfax Cryobank will repurchase the vials at 50% of their original selling price. There are no 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 the 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 they are able to send out the appropriate paperwork to be completed. Vial exchanges take a minimum of 3-5 business days for processing.


Questions on the programs?

Our Client Services team of experts is here to help! Contact our team now to learn more.