Fairfax Cryobank

Fairfax, VA Donor Sperm Bank

Established in 1986, Fairfax Cryobank offers quality donor sperm to couples and individuals aiming to start a family. Initially developed to provide quality specimens for genetic testing and in vitro fertilization research at the Genetics and IVF Institute, Fairfax Cryobank donor sperm became widely requested by infertility practices, which led the company to expand its mission. The sperm bank now provides donations to medical professionals across the U.S. and abroad.

Fairfax Cryobank implements a rigorous screening process of donors to ensure clients receive the highest quality sperm. The screening process consists of a preliminary evaluation, sperm analysis, infectious disease evaluation, medical and genetic evaluation, and additional testing. Preliminary assessments comprise of donors’ genetic history and medical conditions; sperm analysis evaluates viability, motility, abnormality, count, and progression. The sperm analysis allows experts to determine whether the specimen will withstand freezing and still be effective after thawing. Fairfax Cryobank uses the industry standard for infectious disease evaluations, serological testing, in addition to its own more sensitive approach of PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing. Donors undergo a complete physical examination and medical and genetic histories are closely examined by a clinical geneticist. Following acceptance, the donor specimen is quarantined for six months and retested for infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, HIV-1, HIV-2, syphilis, and more. Because of its intensive screening process, Fairfax Cryobank accepts only about 1 percent of donations.

An industry leader in screening and testing of donor sperm, Fairfax Cryobank is committed to protecting the anonymity of donors and clients and ensures the confidentiality of medical and personal information. The facility is also accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks. To learn more about becoming a donor or meeting with a Fairfax Cryobank representative, visit www.fairfaxcryobank.com.