Stories of Hope

Lori, birth tissue recipient

Lori, a Type 1 Diabetic, underwent major foot and ankle surgery that required multiple plates and screws. Unfortunately, the surgical incision on the top of her foot did not heal properly after the surgery. The wound from the incision continued to worsen even after additional procedures and standard of care treatments. Lori became depressed and worried she would have to give up her job. Following treatment with a therapy made from donated birth tissue, the wound healed and Lori was able to return to her active life and continue working in a role that she loves, specializing in immunotherapy and cancer research.

Thank you to Smith + Nephew for sharing this story.