Extended family member as sperm donor...

Has anyone done this before?
I'm not even sure how to Google or word this question I have about the process.
I want to have info before I suggest it to my husband.

Re: Extended family member as sperm donor...

  • How extended?  I’m not sure I’d be good with that but I’m sure there are people that would be.  Did someone offer?
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  • @ladypeace82 Is the family member on your side and how related are they? Family members have similar genetic backgrounds and if they're mixed the bad copies of the genes tend to dominate giving rise to all kinds of issues. If it's on your husband's side then this shouldn't be a problem (provided you're not related of course!). If on your side I would consult with a genetic counselor to see what impact could be expected. 
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