About Us

Sharing Miracles was established to provide a supportive program for mothers to donate their birth tissue.

We are committed to providing the information needed to make an informed decision about donating your placenta and umbilical cord.

We are grateful for the priceless gift that mothers make and recognize the magnitude of their generosity.

The highly qualified and experienced team at Sharing Miracles will ensure an optimal and safe experience for our donors.

We are committed to honoring the gift of donation through professional, caring interactions and high-quality procurement of your birth tissue.

The Team

Julie R. Caldro, BS, CTBS, CEBT

Director, Tissue Procurement

An Ohio native with more than 25 years of experience working in organ, eye and tissue banking, Julie is passionate about the mission of saving and healing lives through transplantation. As a mother to four children ages 13-23, she is also both a living donor and birth tissue recipient.

Nelson Ballard CTBS, CEBT

Birth Tissue Training & Education Manager

Nelson started his career in Ohio where he served his community as a paramedic then continued saving and healing lives through Organ, Tissue, and Eye donation. He is committed to learning and sharing his knowledge through creative training and education.

Mark Isidor

Donor Support Supervisor

A father of four, and a believer that we all play a role in this world!

Emily Brost CTBS

Donor Assessment Coordinator

Emily is celebrating 10 years in donation and transplantation, and is proud to be part of Sharing Miracles. Raised in Minnesota, she loves the climate and culture of South Florida.

Mercedes Nouchet CTBS

Donor Assessment Coordinator

Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Mercedes has 15 years of Birth Tissue and Tissue Banking experience. Her mission is to introduce and educate the local Hispanic community to the importance of saving lives through donation and transplantation

Erika Betancourt

Donation Coordinator

Erika is excited to work with donor moms again as she enters her eighth year with the company. She draws from her experience as a mother of two boys, a surgical tech, a volunteer, and a mentor.

Licenses & Certifications

TissueTech, Inc., Sharing Miracles parent company, is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) to ensure the highest standards of tissue banking leadership, education, service, and research. All donations are conducted under informed consent in compliance with all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Good Tissue Practices (GTPs).

FDA Registration
New York State Department of Health


Sharing Miracles maintains stringent criteria to ensure the highest levels of compliance and integrity throughout the donation process. The review of your medical records is strictly confidential. Information and documents are accessed only by trained, authorized personnel working in a secure environment. To ensure the safety of the tissue for recipients, your blood will be tested for infectious diseases. Abnormal results will be reported to you and your physician. Once all the required information is obtained, one of our Medical Directors will review to determine final suitability of your tissue for transplant.



Through our parent company, TissueTech, Inc., Sharing Miracles partners with Donate Life America (DLA) to increase tissue donor registration. Both organizations share a common goal of supporting the nation’s donation and transplantation recipients and those who provide tissue to heal and save lives.


The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific, and educational organization. AATB is the premier standard-setting body promoting the safety and use of donated human tissue. The vast majority of human tissue distributed for transplant comes from AATB-accredited tissue banks.


Sharing Miracles builds relationships with hospitals and OBGYN’s to educate about the value birth tissue donation has on the community and the important role it plays in healing and saving lives. Both hospitals and physicians are vital to achieving optimal clinical outcomes for the donated tissue and awaiting recipients.

For more information, contact us by calling 800-439-0522 or complete the form on this page.