Southern Ohio Medical Center Celebrates Major MilestonePosted on 01/18/2023

Southern Ohio Medical Center is proud to announce its 100th placenta donation through Lifeline of Ohio’s Placenta Donation Program! With this milestone, mothers who have donated their placentas through our system have the potential to create approximately 2,500 healing grafts.

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.

This unique and life-enhancing program is a collaborative effort among the SOMC Maternity Unit and SOMC OBGYN Associates and Jennifer D. Roberts, D.O., LLC.

“Reaching the milestone of 100 placenta donations was super exciting for our team, which is comprised of our patients, OB physicians, CNMs, their office staff, maternity nurses, surgical scrub techs, our lab phlebotomists and pathology department!” said Theresa Ruby, SOMC Nurse Manager of Maternity. “Each member of this team is driven to provide excellent care in every way possible for each of their patients. Becoming partners with Lifeline has allowed us to deliver excellent care and fulfill our mission of making a difference in our community!”

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

“I want to extend my deepest appreciation to Southern Ohio Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to the Placenta Donation Program,” said Andrew Mullins, CEO of Lifeline of Ohio. “It demonstrates the advocacy they have for donation and their dedication to providing hope and healing to patients in need.”

Program Highlights
• Any expectant mother, of any age, with a planned C-section can be a potential donor.
• Placenta donation does not change any part of the delivery.
•. There is no cost associated with 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.

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