Holzer Announces Donation Program

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Holzer Ob/Gyn staff are shown pictured left to right: Ericka Millonte, LPN, Jamie O’Brien, RN, Brooklyn Hill, Scribe, Ashley Smith, LPN, Tiffany Casey, CST,  Courtney Mulholand, CST/Scribe, Nikki Hogan, RN, BSN, C-EFM, Holzer Maternity Unit Manager, Delta Brown, LPN, Briley Lusk, NAI, and Bailey Oswalt, Unit Secretary.

Holzer Health System is proud to announce their first successful placenta donation through Lifeline of Ohio’s Placenta Donation program. With the addition of this program, expectant mothers now have the option to heal others through the donation of their placenta.

Healing grafts made from a placenta donation are used for a wide range of procedures involving eye, oral and spine surgery, and for the treatment of difficult-to-heal wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and burns.

Holzer joins a coalition of more than a dozen other institutions throughout Ohio who are offering this unique, life-enhancing program. This month, Holzer became the 17th hospital in our service area to offer the option of placenta donation to patients. Lifeline of Ohio service area includes 78 hospitals in 38 counties in Ohio and two counties in West Virginia.

At its core, Lifeline of Ohio’s Placenta Donation program allows expectant mothers with scheduled Caesarian section deliveries to donate the placenta, umbilical cord and amniotic membrane from the birth to Lifeline of Ohio. Each donated placenta, which would typically be discarded, has the potential to heal approximately 25 people.

Program Highlights

  • Any expectant mother, of any age, with a planned cesarean section can be a potential donor.
  • Placenta donation does not change any part of the C-section delivery.
  • There is no cost associated for placenta donation.
  • Placenta donation is not related to cord blood donation.
  • To learn more about Lifeline of Ohio’s Placenta Donation program, visit www.lifelineofohio.org/placentadonation.

About Holzer Maternity Services: Created with the entire family in mind, new mothers enjoy privacy, skilled care, and the latest available technology in a comfortable and relaxed setting in Holzer’s Birthing & Women’s Center, all supported by a compassionate healthcare team. The Birthing & Women’s Center offers a nurturing environment that features private rooms before, during, and after delivery.

Learn more about Holzer Maternity Services

About Lifeline of Ohio: An independent, nonprofit organization, Lifeline of Ohio promotes and coordinates the donation of human organs and tissue for transplantation. Lifeline of Ohio is designated as an organ procurement organization through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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