|Published:||Apr 18, 2013 11:05 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 18, 2013 11:05 AM EDT|
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) - Tissue donated by new mothers in northwestern Indiana is being sent to Boston to help victims from Monday's deadly bombings recover from their injuries.
The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/11BYFjc ) that hospitals in the Franciscan Alliance network participate in a tissue donation program with New Haven, Ind.-based Life Line Stem Cells.
Company CEO Terri Tibbot says a processor for the company reached out to Boston-area hospitals, which accepted an offer for donated material from placentas to treat bomb victims. That material is used in breast reconstruction, eye resurfacing and treating burns and wounds.
Tibbot says "it's neat to know there's a little bit of Indiana" that's going to Boston to help the survivors of the two explosions that killed three people and injured more than 170 others.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com
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