Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Maternity Care Center now offers a placenta donation program. In addition to welcoming their
bundles of joy, mothers who deliver their baby via cesarean 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 set eyes on their adorable daughter, Lilyan
Rose Padgett, for the first time on May 4, 2022, at 8:47 a.m. In addition
to her adoring parents, little Lilyan’s two sisters were excited
to greet her when she arrived home. Lilyan weighed in at 7 pounds 5 ounces
and measured 19.25 inches. She was delivered by
Michelle Y. Perry, M.D., board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Women of Camden-Advanced OB/GYN.
The amniotic membrane or “amnion,” which protects an embryo
during pregnancy, is the only tissue designed by nature specifically as
a universal transplant. It can be used for a variety of wound healing
and life-saving purposes after birth, including the treatment of difficult-to-heal
wounds and soft tissue injuries, during eye surgery as a foundation to
replace damaged eye tissue, and for the treatment of burns, leg ulcers
and pressure ulcers. Thanks to the Padgetts’ generous placenta donation,
up to 50 different people can be on the road to recovery. Placenta donation
has no side effects for mom or baby.
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