“It’s like new life and hope, riding on the coattails of a new life.”
Dr. Damian Badeaux
“I see a lot of flexibility working with BTI. They are very easy to talk to, to contact. They make the process easy.”
Dr. Timothy Stone
BTI proudly partners with health systems across the country to create birth tissue recovery programs based on unique administrative and healthcare professional needs.
Each program is tailored toward the hospital and/or hospital system, ensuring the tissue recovery program seamlessly integrates with your day-to-day operations.
BTI also prides itself on working directly with hospitals on system maternity care goals and objectives, promoting better outcomes for patients.
For more information about establishing a birth tissue recovery program for your hospital, please complete and submit the form below.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
FOR PHYSICIANS & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
BTI considers it paramount that BTI does not interfere with or cause delays in daily workflow. BTI ensures our tissue recovery program meets the highest standards in the industry and seamlessly integrates into hospital processes.
Once we reach an agreement, BTI either provides a highly professional representative or trains hospital staff members to serve as a Birth Tissue Donation Coordinator.
None. Patients will review and sign a consent form explaining the process and requirements, complete a short medical and social history questionnaire, allow blood to be drawn and tested (normally on the day of delivery after an IV is in place) and permit BTI to review, make copies and retain relevant medical records.
Once the nurse or medical professional has drawn the donating mother’s blood, it is provided to the BTI representative and sent for testing at BTI’s approved laboratory.
Tissue is collected from the mother during the delivery and immediately passed to the BTI representative in the hospital operating room. Medical records are collected according to the hospital’s established procedure and reviewed for donor eligibility determination. Depending on the donation process established with the hospital during the contract stage, the hospital may elect for BTI-trained hospital staff to perform some of the aforementioned steps.
We make every effort prior to initiating the program to educate nursing and medical staff about the donation process, use of tissue, and to address any questions or concerns.
We attempt to incrementally implement the program to give time to receive feedback and refine the process as necessary. BTI offers a thorough consultation and final program design is decided by the hospital.
Nurses and physicians recognize the value of tissue donation and the enhanced experience this opportunity provides their patients.
The vast majority of women and their families intuitively recognize the altruistic value of granting permission for their birth tissues to be used to help heal and treat patients that are suffering. Especially, when one considers the alternative is for it to be discarded. A well-organized donation program can have a consent rate that exceeds 90%.
BTI founders have decades of experience working in hospitals across the country and are intimately aware of FDA requirements, as well as HIPPA guidelines involving patient privacy. All information is kept strictly confidential and no identifying information is shared with anyone, except where required by law.
BTI staff will attach a unique donor identification code to the donated tissue and records related to each donation. BTI will store all donor records secure at BTI for as long as required by law.