The Miracle of Your Child’s Birth can create other miracles by donating your placenta.
Regenerative Biologics' mission is to serve and support the global community by providing safe human tissues for transplantation, research, and education.
Regenerative Biologics, Inc. (RBI) realizes that hospitals commit to providing quality healthcare that exceeds patient and community expectations while focusing on fiscal responsibilities in an ever-challenging economic environment.
Hospitals must be selective but flexible, cost conscience but high quality is driven while meeting the needs of physicians, surgeons, patients, staff, leaders, Boards of Directors, and state and local regulatory agencies.
Our relationships with various processing partners help provide graft placement nationally to maximize the gift of donation.
Why Donate your Placenta?
How does your placenta donation become a gift?
Birth tissue from your baby can be easily donated to those in need after your baby is delivered.
The tissue from a single birth can heal up to 50 patients suffering from burns, diabetic ulcers, eye injuries, or other injuries and wounds.
Because birth tissues are non-immunogenic, the recipient’s body will not ‘reject’ the birth tissue, and the donor and recipient do not need to be matched.
The Mother’s Placenta is very Powerful
The placenta and umbilical cord serve as a baby’s lifeline while in utero, providing nutrients and oxygen until birth.
Once the baby is born, the umbilical cord and placenta serve no other biological purpose for the baby, and these tissues are usually discarded as medical waste.
What happens when I consent to a placenta donation?
Donating your placenta after delivery is a simple and easy process. Your OBGYN will provide you with a consent form and a brief medical questionnaire. There is no extra effort required from you, and the process will have no impact on your delivery, you, or your baby.
Donating your placenta is a great way to give back and benefit others.
The Screening Process
The placenta donor screening process is designed to ensure potential donors are carefully evaluated for medical suitability while respecting patients' privacy during childbirth.
Our placenta donor coordinators have been selected for their compassion & professionalism and have been trained to conduct the screening process following federal and state regulations.
Your donation begins with a hospital or physician’s office asking a patient if she would like to speak with someone about the donation program. If the mother agrees, an RBI staff member will consult with the mother to answer initial questions.
If she meets the medical criteria, she will be asked to sign an informed consent document.
Most consents obtained by RBI staff are completed in person, but some are acquired by telephone over a recorded line. Informed consent is a means of explaining the process and uses of each tissue to the patient. The informed consent follows the FDA, American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), and ACHA standards and regulations.
Medical and Behavioral Risk Questions:
Following the informed consent process, there will be an interview with the mother where additional information is asked for a medical and behavioral risk questionnaire, similar to the questionnaire completed when donating blood.
This interview is required by the FDA and state regulations to determine the donor's medical eligibility.
IMPORTANT FACTS REGARDING THE PLACENTA DONATION PROGRAM
No cost to the hospital to offer the program to patients
No cost to the patient to donate
Does not interfere with cord blood banking or donation
No risk or side effects to mom or newborn
Your donation is kept private and confidential
Placentas are usually discarded as medical waste
Each donated placenta may help up to 100 eyes see again
The Miracle of Placenta Donation
Up to 100 eye grafts from one placenta can give others the gift of sight.
The membrane has physical properties similar to the tissue on the eye's surface and has natural biologic reactions proven to reduce surface inflammation, scarring, and pain.
The natural healing properties of your placenta have a multitude of surgical benefits.
It's Simple to Become a Placenta Donor
Step 1 – Talk with your physician or nurse at your next visit, or contact our Donor Coordinator
Step 2 – Complete the brief consent and medical social questionnaire.
Step 3 – On the day of delivery, your doctor will work with our recovery team to ensure your donation is successful.