After giving birth to a beautiful baby, many moms don’t think twice about their birth tissue. We get it! But did you know you can donate your birth tissue?
Donated birth tissue can become a priceless gift to change others’ lives for the better. Any mom-to-be with a planned cesarean section delivery is eligible to donate her birth tissue, as long as her physician is a participating member of the Unyts Birth Tissue Donation program.
How is Birth Tissue Used?
Birth tissue includes tissues found in the placenta and the amniotic membrane that can be used as medical aids. The amniotic membrane is made of a special combination of cells that help in the healing process of the human body.
Moms who donate birth tissue give this priceless gift to aid recipients that are healing from various medical ailments. Birth tissue can help heal…
- Soft tissue injuries
- Difficult-to-heal burns and wounds
Burn victims and people trying to heal wounds like diabetic foot and leg ulcers will benefit from birth tissue donations. Also people recovering from urological and neurological reconstructive procedues can benefit from birth tissue donations.
Overall, birth tissue can reduce pain, inflammation, and scar tissue while also speeding up the recovery process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe?
The birth tissue isn’t recovered until after the baby is delivered. The process poses no risk to you or your baby.
Is it easy?
When you consent to the donation, you answer a series of questions regarding your medical and social history to ensure the safety of the tissue. It’s that easy!
Does it hurt?
The donation process requires no additional surgical procedure for you. There is simply only a routine blood specimen collection.
Is it free?
There is no cost to you or your family. Any expenses related to donation are paid for by Unyts.
Who can donate?
Any mom-to-be with a planned cesarean section delivery is eligible to donate her birth tissue, as long as her physician is a participating member of the Unyts Birth Tissue Donation program.
If you want to donate your birth tissue but your physician isn’t a participating member and you would like to donate, please contact the Unyts Donor Referral Center at (716) 529-4300 ext. 5 to receive more information.
Birth Tissue Babies
Each and every one of our birth tissue babies has helped potentially heal 100 lives! Since 2015, over 900 moms in Buffalo, NY and beyond have chosen birth tissue donation through Unyts Birth Tissue Donation Program. Check out just a small number of our birth tissue babies...
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