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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

At Regenerative Biologics, we understand that potential donors, partners, and other stakeholders may have questions about our services, processes, and policies.

 

That's why we have compiled a list of our most commonly asked questions to help provide clarity and transparency.

If you have any questions about our tissue donation and transplantation services, please review our FAQ section below. You may find answers to questions about our tissue acquisition process, tissue safety, donation eligibility criteria, and more.

If you don't find the answers you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

Our team of dedicated professionals is here to help answer any questions you may have and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about tissue donation.

  • What is considered birth tissue?
    Birth Tissue is commonly referred to as your afterbirth. Your placenta, umbilical cord, cord blood, amniotic fluid and whortons jelly are all considered to be a birth tissue.
  • How do I donate my placenta?
    Here’s what you need to know about how to donate your placenta: 1. Talk to your doctor. Before you can donate your placenta, you need to make sure you’re cleared medically. Your doctor will need to do a few tests to make sure you’re healthy enough to donate. This is important because it will ensure the safety of both the donor and the recipient. 2. Donate to a placenta donation center. Once you’ve been cleared medically, you’ll need to find a placenta donation center. This is the place where the placenta will be collected, prepared, and stored for potential recipients. Each center has different requirements and procedures, so it’s important to research the centers near you to make sure you’re donating through the right organization. 3. Complete the paperwork. Once you’ve found a suitable center, you’ll need to complete some paperwork. This includes a consent form and other forms that will be used to make sure the donation is legal and compliant with the laws of your state. 4. Prepare for the donation. Before the donation is scheduled, you’ll need to prepare for the collection. This includes things like fasting, avoiding certain medications, and drinking plenty of fluids. This is important because it helps the placenta stay healthy and viable. 5. Schedule the donation. Once you’ve completed the paperwork and prepared for the donation, it’s time to schedule the donation. Depending on the organization, you may be able to choose the date and time of the donation, or the center may provide you with a date and time. 6. Donate the placenta. On the day of the donation, you’ll need to report to the center at the designated time. The center will then collect the placenta and provide you with a release form. This form will indicate that the donation is complete and the placenta is now in their possession. Donating your placenta is a powerful act of selflessness and generosity. It’s an opportunity to give something back and make a difference in the lives of those in need. Although it may seem daunting at first, it’s an incredibly meaningful act that can have a huge
  • Why should I donate?
    Typically, after you deliver your birth tissue is discarded for medical waste at the hospital. Choosing to donate your birth tissue, you have the ability to give the gift of healing to improve the quality of someone’s life.
  • How do I sign up?
    If you are interested in learning more about how you can donate, please fill out our inquiry form and an RBI representative will reach out to you as soon as possible.
  • What will happen if I choose not to donate?
    Donating your birth tissue is 100% optional, if you choose not to donate your birth tissue the hospital will follow their policy on discarding the tissue. There is no obligation to the expecting mother to consent to donating.
  • Will donating my birth tissue impact my delivery?
    Choosing to donate your birth tissue will simply prevent your birth tissue from being discarded as medical waste. The recovery of your placenta will take place post-delivery.
  • I am delivering vaginally; can I still donate?
    RBI partners with facilities that process the tissue for both vaginal and cesarean deliveries; optimizing the opportunity for all expecting mothers to be able to donate.
  • What happens to my personal information?
    RBI will never sell or provide any of your personal information with a third party. RBI follows the policy and procedures put in place by the hospital. All RBI staff members have been educated on and abide by HIPAA.
  • Am I still able to bank my cord blood?
    The donation of your birth tissue will not interfere with your birth plan or banking your cord blood. Your medical staff will collect your blood cord for banking purposes, prior to an Acquisition Specialist recovering the donation.
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