All mothers delivering their children through a planned cesarean section can consider donating their placenta post-delivery.
The placenta, which provides nutrients to your baby via the umbilical cord, contains healing cells that assist in reducing pain and speeding recovery. This tissue can be used by patients with a variety of conditions such as deep wounds and assist in ophthalmic and other medical procedures.
The Birth Tissue Donation Program through Donor Network of Arizona has a safe, simple collection process and requires no extra procedure and at no cost to the donor. Once donated, the placenta is prepared for patient treatment under strict guidelines in accordance with medical and ethical standards.
Interested donors will be contacted to consent and answer a few questions regarding their medical history.
Learn more about the Birth Tissue Donation Program.