Southeastern Georgia Health System’s Camden Campus Launches Placenta Donation Program
The Southeastern Georgia Health System’s Camden Campus Maternity Care Center now offers a placenta donation program. In addition to welcoming their bundles of joy, mothers who give birth by caesarean section can improve the lives of up to 50 people suffering from various wounds, injuries and eye conditions when donating their placenta.
One of the first placenta donors on the Health System’s Camden campus was Jamie Padgett. The Padgetts first laid eyes on their adorable daughter, Lilyan Rose Padgett, on May 4, 2022, at 8:47 a.m. In addition to her doting parents, little Lilyan’s two sisters were thrilled to greet her at her arrived home. Lilyan weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces and was 19.25 inches tall. It was delivered by Michelle Y. Perry, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Women of Camden-Advanced OB/GYN.
The amniotic membrane or “amnios”, which protects an embryo during pregnancy, is the only tissue designed by nature specifically as a universal graft. It can be used for a variety of wound healing and lifesaving after birth, including the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds and soft tissue injuries, during eye surgery as a base to replace damaged eye tissue, and for the treatment of burns. , leg ulcers and pressure sores. Thanks to the Padgetts’ generous placenta donation, up to 50 different people may be on the road to recovery. Placenta donation has no side effects for the mother or the baby.
To learn more about Southeast Georgia Health System maternity care centers, visit: sghs.org/maternity.