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Maternity Center Participating in Placenta Donation Program

Maternity Center Participating in Placenta Donation Program
The Daily Courier: The birth of a baby brings joy to the parents who have eagerly awaited the arrival. That birth also is anticipated by people who likely will never meet the family but who will benefit from their decision to participate in a unique donation opportunity.

Starting in July, new mothers at the Family Additions Maternity Center at Westmoreland Hospital, part of Independence Health System, will be able to make an impact on patients all over the nation through the hospital’s new partnership with TriForLife Birth Tissue Recovery Group which facilitates placenta donations. Birth tissue donation is a type of living donation that does not impact the health of the mother or the newborn and is recognized as the single largest driver of the overall growth in living tissue donations by the American Association of Tissue Banks.

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