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Kim Sherman

“I was having a C-section anyway, and I wasn’t doing anything with my placenta. Why not donate it instead of throwing it out?”

Kim Sherman

Kim Sherman first learned about placenta donation when she was expecting her second child, who was set to be born via scheduled C-section. Her doctor encouraged her to consider donating her placenta, which can be used to treat wounds, diabetic ulcers and more. “It was a no-brainer,” she says. “I was having a C-section anyway, and I wasn’t doing anything with my placenta. Why not donate it instead of throwing it out?”

Now, Kim urges other mothers to consider donating their birth tissue, too. “It’s so easy, and there was nothing else that I had to do,” she says. “There was no extra step I had to take for my C-section. It seemed like a no-brainer to do it.”

People need people, make a difference in someone’s life by donating blood.

We must rely on each other for the gift of blood, and patients in your community rely on the generosity of Versiti’s blood donors to help. Please consider scheduling an appointment to donate. If this is your first time, donating blood is quick, easy and relatively painless. And, it is a great way to give back and help patients in your community.

Impact Stories | Blood Donation

Amanda Orosco
After having two emergency C-sections with her first two children, Amanda Orosco decided to have a scheduled C-section to deliver her daughter, Liliana.
Beth Diekema
After hearing about a boy whose life was saved by an umbilical cord blood transplant, Beth was inspired to donate her daughter, Claire’s, cord blood when she was born.
Jenny Havlik
When Jenny Havlik learned that health issues would require her to deliver her daughter, Anya, via scheduled C-section, she was thrilled to learn it would allow her to donate her placenta and umbilical cord tissue.
Placenta Donation Program
Are you an expectant mother with a planned C-section? Learn more about placenta donation.
About Blood Donation
Donate blood, donate plasma or donate platelets at a blood donation center near you or a blood drive near you. Make an appointment to donate blood today.
Organ, Tissue & Eye Donation
Versiti Organ and Tissue is an organ procurement organization focused on increasing the Wisconsin donor registry though community outreach programs.
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