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 can assist in reducing pain and speeding recovery for other patients. This tissue can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as deep wounds and to assist in ophthalmic and other medical procedures.

The Birth Tissue Donation Program through Donor Network of Arizona has a safe, simple collection process. It involves no extra procedures and is 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. You can also contact the Donor Network of Arizona at 602-294-2896 for more information.