Birth Tissue Recovery

Birth Tissue Recovery is a placenta donation program in Winston-Salem, NC, accredited by the AABT.Birth Tissue Recovery (BTR) is leading the nation in the development of birth tissue and placenta donation programs. We are one of the first national programs to pioneer seamless and safe donor and hospital integration.

We are headquartered in beautiful Winston-Salem, NC, in a newly-renovated, environmentally fit building powered in part by solar energy.

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) has approved Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC for accreditation. This accreditation renewal indicates the company has met AATB’s requirements for donor eligibility assessment; informed consent; acquisition; packaging; storage, and processing. The accreditation inspection process and subsequent accreditation by the Association is an important accomplishment and recognizes BTR’s commitment to ethics, safety, and compliance. Accreditation expiration is June 2023. The company congratulates its staff for its professionalism, expertise, and hard work!

AATB’s mission is to improve and save lives by promoting the safety, quality, and availability of donated human tissue. AATB accreditation ensures compliance with this goal by checking that tissue-banking activities are being performed in an ethical and professional manner consistent with its Standards.

We operate in hospitals across North Carolina and Michigan with numerous other hospital partnerships to be announced later this year in 2020.

The AATB was founded in 1976 by a group of doctors and scientists who had started in 1949 the nation’s first tissue bank, the United States Navy Tissue Bank. Recognizing the increasing use of human tissue for transplant, these individuals saw the need for a national organization to develop standards, promote ethics, safety, and quality. The Association has been accrediting tissue banks since 1986. Today, its Accreditation Program and its Standards for Tissue Banking are the only such private, industry programs available in the United States. Learn more about AATB >

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Our Team

Management & Administration Staff

Kurt Weber

President & CEO

Anna G. McDonald, M.D.

Medical Director

Ray Braquet, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

Anna Tirrell

VP – Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)

Leah Weber

VP – Tissue Bank Operations
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)

Lee Newsome

Information Technology Director

Kristen Kelly

Education & Staff Development Manager

Sally Bynum

Program Development

Na Hun Kim

Finance Director

Donation Coordinators & Support Staff

Alison Taylor

Placenta Donation Coordinator
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)

Amy Ledford

Placenta Donation Coordinator

April Bernier

April Bernier

Placenta Donation Coordinator

C'Arra Lance

Placenta Donation Coordinator
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)

Casey Graham

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Denise Lewis

Coordinator Support Associate

Elizabeth Herbert

Coordinator Support Associate

Heather Macemore

Placenta Donation Coordinator

India Allen

Coordinator Support Associate

Kelly Schiappacasse

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Kennedy Maddox

Kennedy Maddox

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Logan Mendicino

Logan Mendicino

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Mackenzie Paas

Coordinator Support Associate

 

Phyllis Kuzma

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Sara Gonzalez

Coordinator Support Associate

Sarah Essick

Sarah Essick

Coordinator Support Associate

Seda Henderson

Seda Henderson

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Operations, Quality, and Clinical Staff

Carrie Postel

Clinical Operations Manager
American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)

Claudia Gasca-Abella

Clinical Operations Technician

Danielle Pennington

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Kali Kates

Quality Assurance Associate

Maggie Sellers

Clinical Operations Specialist

 

Rachel Phillips

Clinical Operations Specialist

Tammie Hedgecock

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Our Literature

Information Sheet (English) Download PDF
Pocket Card (English) Download PDF
Information Sheet (Spanish) Download PDF
Pocket Card (Spanish) Download PDF

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