I've been talking in another thread about my concerns on the very real possibility of DH and I needing donor sperm in future IVF attempts. I thought I'd make a seperate thread to hopefully get the input from more people who used or are using donor sperm.
Basically, my main concern is how long it takes from making the decision to use donor sperm to actually doing your first donor cycle. I've heard of people who are able to just go straight into it, and I've heard of others who have had to sit on a waiting list for 6+ months. What are the reasons for this large discrepancy? Does it purely depend on your clinic?
Secondly, how does the donor process work at your clinic? I thought it was pretty standard that most IVF clinics sourced their own donors and had their own donor programs. According to my clinic'c website, this is what they do. But it appears that some clinics actually source external sperm donors/programs. What does your clinic do, and does it affect the waiting time for donor sperm?
Hopefully a few of you can help me out here with your experiences. We are not at the stage of using donor sperm yet, but could very well be in a few months time. So I have an invested interest in this topic.