Centennial, Colo. — December 20, 2017 — AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, bone, skin, soft-tissue and cellular allografts that advance patient healing, today announced the launch of the AlloSource Placental Donation Program. This initiative provides the opportunity for women undergoing scheduled caesarean sections to collaborate with AlloSource and their doctor to facilitate the donation of placental tissue following delivery.
AlloSource will work directly with physicians, hospitals, and expectant mothers who are interested in donating their placental tissue following an elective C-section. The first hospital AlloSource is partnering with on the initiative is Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The process is free, confidential, and safe for mothers and their babies. The donation of amniotic tissues from the placenta can help patients in a variety of applications, such as foot and ankle procedures, spinal surgeries, and wound healing.
“Donating tissue to help heal another person is one of the highest forms of generosity,” said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to work with expectant mothers and their doctors to help facilitate placental donation, which will ultimately lead to innovative therapies to help return patients to active lives.”
Amniotic membrane contains bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing. AlloSource’s AlloWrap® DS is an amniotic allograft designed to provide a biological barrier and can be used in primary and revision surgical applications for nerves, tendons, vessels and other tissues.