Fairfax Cryobank- Another Parent Speaks Out

This is from a mom in the largest donor offspring group that we are aware of on the DSR. Currently, there are more than 125 children reported. Many of the moms have removed their DSR postings as they became afraid of media and losing their privacy. (One mom from this groups reports another 4 unverified children also being born from this donor. )

“I can tell you that the guy from Fairfax is possibly ill informed but more likely lying to you. I used FF donor xxxx. There are over 100 babies that I am aware of and more coming. Fairfax is now allowing sale on the secondary market and we just found out about a doctor buying directly from them and using the sperm for IUI.

I wouldn’t believe what they tell you because a number of moms from my group called them to complain over and over and they basically said, “too bad”. It wasn’t until they threatened to go to the press that Fairfax claimed they pulled him. He is not available on their site but we now know his sperm is still being sold. {Note from Wendy: a mother who bought the sperm from the “secondary market” that Fairfax sells to is pregnant and reports that she was refused the donor profile from Fairfax.}

I think Fairfax is a huge company. They do what they do to make money and are not particularly concerned about the individuals involved. They have a nice website and attract lots of buyers but after you find out the real deal.”

She was responding to this post of mine from a few weeks ago:

When I spoke to Fairfax’s Dr. Pool at the ASRM meeting in October he was shocked to know that Fairfax had large numbers of half sibling groups. He was shocked to hear that Fairfax had the largest groups on the DSR. He said that he could have known this if he had access to the DSR. When I informed him that since the DSR began anyone could browse the website and look at all the Fairfax listings and groups he was again, shocked. (Fairfax employees have indeed been on our site, for years). He didn’t seem to be aware of any of the mothers of the large groups calling in to inquire as to why their sibling groups were so large.

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One Response to Fairfax Cryobank- Another Parent Speaks Out

  1. laura says:

    i’m a mom of a boy born in 2007, via a donor at new england cryogenic. after he was born, i discovered that this donor had also extensively donated at fairfax. by the way, this donor stated that he had never donated anywhere prior to new england cryogenic. in addition, fairfax was completely remiss in controlling the number of pregnancies per their “individual donor limits”. i know that there is a big push for a national donor registry to help curb this free for all….but what’s the hold up???? they’re not selling too many shirts!! we’re talking about human lives. fairfax, amongst others need to be exposed.

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