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Placenta Donation Program

Are you an expectant mother with a planned C-section? Learn more about placenta donation.

Contact Us

Email 800-215-0256

Donating your birth tissue, or placenta, following the birth of your baby can mean giving the gift of life - twice.


With local hospital partners, Versiti facilitates the acquisition and donation of the birth tissue (placenta), which nourishes your baby while you are pregnant and is normally discarded after birth.

With your permission, it can be used to help others. Your decision to share this gift with others does not affect the birth or medical care of you or your baby.

What kind of patients benefit from donated placenta?

Grafts made from donated placenta can be used to help people with serious burns, sores and other wounds that are difficult to heal.

How to participate in the Versiti Birth Tissue Donation Program

  • It’s simple: Just say YES to placenta donation. Your child’s birth will not be affected in any way.
  • If you are planning a caesarian section delivery, ask your physician if your delivery hospital currently participates in this program.
  • If you are a candidate, Versiti will contact you.
  • We will ask for your consent on a recorded line. A series of questions will be reviewed regarding your medical and social history; this interview usually takes 20-25 minutes. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • After your delivery, your placenta will be respectfully tested, treated and processed under strict guidelines in accordance with accepted medical and ethical standards.
Smiling baby getting his first bath.

Smiling baby getting his first bath.

Eligibility Questions

Program Questions

  • How are donors contacted?

    When contacting expectant mothers, Versiti donation specialists have access to only the patient’s name, phone number and scheduled surgery date. More information will not be gathered unless informed consent for placenta donation is obtained.

  • Is placenta donation safe for the mother and baby?

    There are no risks to mother or baby for a mother who chooses to donate her placenta. For eligible mothers who consent to the program, the placenta is collected following the safe birth of your baby. The safety of the mother and her baby are always our first priority.

  • What if I don’t want to donate?

    The Versiti donation specialist will thank you for your time and end the conversation.

  • What is donated placenta used for?

    Our partner, MTF Biologics, uses donated placental tissue to develop wound care applications for patients in need of allografts.

  • Will I be paid for donating my placenta?

    Donor moms will receive a token of thanks from Versiti in recognition of your life-saving gift including a ‘Beacon Baby’ onesie to recognize the impact your donation can have on others. However, donors are not compensated or charged in any way for the donation of their placenta. The benefit to the mother is knowing that you are helping a patient in need.

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