BTI Highlights the Importance of Placental Amniotic Membrane Donation
• More and more expectant mothers choose to donate their afterbirth
• One donation can help hundreds of individuals
• Donating does not hurt the mother or baby
• The majority of afterbirth is discarded as waste
CLEVELAND, TN. (July 23, 2019) – Headquartered in Cleveland, Tennessee, BTi is focusing on raising national awareness about the importance of donating amnion. The process involves expectant mothers scheduled for planned C-sections who agree to donate placental amniotic membrane tissues – often called afterbirth – for creating products designed to treat burn victims, heal severe wounds, treat eye injuries and much more.
“While doctors have been using amnion for over a century in medical and surgical settings, it’s only recently that the medical community is beginning to understand the healing properties amnion can provide,” says BTi Co-founder Dan Maye. “BTi is on a mission to spread awareness and increase donation rates so that we can continue to develop medical innovations using amnion, and in turn, help hundreds of thousands of people live better lives.”
In the majority of planned C-section births, the placental amniotic membrane tissues are discarded as medical waste, which Maye says is something he wants to change. “The donation process is easy, doesn’t harm the mother or baby, and really is the very first gift a mom and her baby can give – after all, one donation can help hundreds of patients,” Maye explains.
“I’ve been a practicing OB/GYN physician for more than 20 years and I’ve seen incredible results using amnion for surgical procedures. Unfortunately, many individuals both in and out of the medical community are unaware of the healing benefits it can provide,” says Timothy Stone, M.D. “If more expectant mothers knew how many individuals they could help by donating their afterbirth, I am confident they would — BTi is at the forefront of not only raising awareness about placental donation and its uses, but also the actual donation process. I look forward to seeing the continued positive impact BTi provides to both physicians and patients.”