A healthy mother may be considered a candidate for donation during a scheduled, elective Cesarean Section delivery. All donors are subject to strict regulatory and quality assurance compliance, medical and social history screening, informed consent, and medical records history review. Prior to processing, the donor’s medical and social history will be screened for conditions and disease agents that would prevent the donation of tissues. All policies and procedures for donor screening, serologic, and microbiologic testing comply with all current standards and regulations established by the United States Food and Drug Administration. The donor’s medical and social history will be screened for HIV, Hepatitis, and other relevant communicable disease agents in accordance with current United States Public Health Services Recommendations and FDA Regulations and Guidance Documents and may be considered a contraindication for tissue donation. Other contraindications for tissue donation include: presence of infectious disease, neurological degenerative disease, disease of unknown etiology, and exposure to toxic substances.
Communicable disease testing has been performed by a laboratory that is registered with the FDA to perform donor testing and certified to perform such testing on human specimens in accordance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and 42 CFR Part 493, or that has equivalent requirements as determined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Names and addresses of testing laboratories, interpretation of all required infectious disease tests, and a listing of the documents reviewed as part of the relevant medical records are kept on file at the processing tissue bank and are available upon request.
Donor blood samples taken prior to or at the time of recovery were tested by laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and were found negative using FDA licensed tests for, at minimum; Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Hepatitis C Antibody, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1/2 and O Antibody, Hepatitis C Virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Syphilis.