Martha Zarraga, CTBS
Martha Zarraga is the Donation Coordinator at BioTissue's birth tissue acquisition program, Sharing Miracles. She started her career in 2008 in the Call Center for the Life Alliance Organ Procurement Agency (LAORA). In 2010 the University of Miami Tissue Bank acquired the call center, and Martha was promoted multiple times within her 8 years of service for the tissue bank. As the Manager of Donor Services, she partnered with LAORA’s Hospital Development Team, representing the tissue bank. One of her greatest accomplishments in this role was to gain access for the Donation Coordinators to review hospital charts remotely by building partnerships and providing education to key stakeholders within different Hospital Systems . She presented at AATB’s 2015 Quality and Donor Services Workshop on how to gain access to Electronic Medical Records.
She continued her career working as an Education Director for Medcure, Inc., a whole-body donation organization, as a Donation Services Specialist with Southwest Transplant Alliance, and most recently as a Senior Donation Coordinator for Live on Nebraska.
A Miami, FL native, she is a mother of 3 children. She would have loved to donate her birth tissue but was unable to do so due to the lack of awareness of birth tissue donation and a recovery program in her community. This is what brought her to join the BioTissue Team. “Donation in all forms should be accessible to all. I am passionate about being an advocate in our community and bring awareness to the benefits of birth tissue donation.”