Current and Retired Fairfax Cryobank Sperm Donors
The team at Fairfax Cryobank and families worldwide thank you for your commitment to help families in need. Your time as a part of the sperm donor program is hugely appreciated.
Below are some resources to help guide you through the sperm donor process as a current or retired donor.
Sperm Donor Life, Health, Family Updates
Retired donors are encouraged to keep Fairfax Cryobank updated with their current contact information and updates to personal health and life, as well as family. From educational or job news, to family health changes, it is all very helpful.
Donor Status Update access is available year-round, not just during your annual update period.
If you currently or previously participated in the Fairfax Cryobank donor program as an “anonymous” or “NonID” donor you can request for us to release your identifying information to individuals 18+ years old upon request.
Here are the Basics:
- You must submit the Cryobank’s required form, which must be signed and notarized
- Your donor category will not change on the donor search
- A note will be added to your summary profile stating that you have authorized release of your contact information
- The Cryobank will only release your contact information to individuals conceived using your donated samples only upon request and only if they are 18+ years old, never to recipients
- The Cryobank will not release recipient or offspring information to you
Mental Health Resources for Current and Retired Sperm Donors
When individuals are screening to become part of the sperm donor program at Fairfax Cryobank, they are offered a free consultation with our contract mental health provider,
Phyllis Fortunato, M.Ed., LPC. It is an opportunity to discuss what it means to be a sperm donor, what it means to the donor and to their current or future partner and family.
We encourage all applicants to take advantage of this to ensure that they have a clear understanding of the significance of their commitment, and to ensure that they are 100% comfortable proceeding with the program.
Often after a donor retires from the donor program and time passes, situations and/or emotions arise that may lead to some questions. Please contact Fairfax Cryobank if you are interested in a onetime consultation.
From time to time, as opportunities arise, we will post them here:
Donor Sperm Information and Support Group is a group for sperm donors who are currently impacted by unanticipated contact with genetic offspring from donation, and would like to navigate the terrain in their relationships with family and genetic relatives. This is a closed group, limited to 8-10 participants, that will meet weekly for six weeks beginning
September 30, 2020.
Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in participating.
Meet Phyllis Fortunato,
Fairfax Cryobank’s Counselor for Donors
Phyllis Fortunato supports male donors through the lifecycle of donation, from navigating decisions, coping healthfully with emotions, and managing relationships. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20 years of experience specializing in gamete donation and Reproductive Psychotherapy. Phyllis has worked with the Fairfax Cryobank for years helping donors and intended donors navigate the multidimensional aspects of the donation process
Phyllis is available for consultation and therapy, and can be reached at
The Cryobank covers financial cost for the initial optional consultations for new prospective donors, additional work with Phyllis is the financial responsibility of the individual.