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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, Michigan and Arizona with numerous other hospital partnerships to be announced soon!

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

Chief Executive Officer

Anna Tirrell

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

Anna G. McDonald, M.D.

Medical Director

Ray Braquet, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

Leah Weber

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

Alison Taylor

Manager of Donation Services
 American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)
Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS)

Carrie Postel

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

Na Hun Kim

Finance Director

Tina Gajda

Human Resources Manager

Donation Coordinators & Support Staff

Casey Graham

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Damaris Moran

Coordinator Support Associate

Denise Lewis

Coordinator Support Associate

Elizabeth Pace

Coordinator Support Associate

Hannah Colbert

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Heather Macemore

Placenta Donation Coordinator

India Allen

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Jennifer Steger

Coordinator Support Associate

Kelly Schiappacasse

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Kristen Kelly

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Lucille Gentry

Coordinator Support Associate

Sara Gonzalez

Coordinator Support Associate

Sara Parker

Coordinator Support Associate

Seda Henderson

Seda Henderson

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Sarah Essick

Sophia Alvares

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Sarah Essick

Taiyana Brown

Coordinator Support Associate

Sarah Essick

Tonya Cagle

Placenta Donation Coordinator

Operations, Quality, and Clinical Staff

Elizabeth Herbert

Technology & Operations Analyst

Jacob Watson

Information Technology Analyst 

Kali Kates

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Loren Burdick

Clinical Operations Assistant


Rachel Phillips

Clinical Operations Specialist

Sabrina Watson

Quality Assurance Associate

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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