Birthing Center Participates in Placenta Donation Program

Lifeline of Ohio Placenta Donation program

Knox Community Hospital Birthing Center Participates in Placenta Donation Program

A generous expectant mother was the first to participate in Lifeline of Ohio’s Placenta Donation program at Knox Community Hospital.  Any expectant mother with a planned cesarean section delivering at a participating hospital can be a potential donor.  KCH recently became a participating partner with LOOP and is excited to be part of this expanding program. 

There are multiple components in placental tissue that have the potential to help patients heal including the placenta, amniotic membranes and the umbilical cord. Some of the uses involve eye, oral and spine surgery, and for the treatment of difficult-to-heal-wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers and pressure ulcers and burns.  Placenta donation is not related to cord blood donation. 

To participate in the program, if you are having a planned c-section, discuss donation with your physician or call Lifeline of Ohio at 800-525-5667 to speak with the placenta coordinator. There are no costs to the mother to be a potential donor.  The smallest gift can make the biggest difference! 

### A community-owned, 99-bed, not-for-profit hospital, Knox Community Hospital offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services delivered by highly credentialed professionals using the latest technology.  KCH is Joint Commission accredited.