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Fox 31 News VIDEO: Tissue donation month a reminder to give  |  04.30.11

Tom Cycyota, the CEO of nonprofit tissue bank AlloSource, and tissue recipient Sarah Tomicich, who also works at AlloSource, were interviewed for this important story during Donate Life Month. This is a great reminder that tissue donation can have the same life-saving and life-enhancing benefits of organ donation.  

CEO Letter  |  04.28.11

  April is National Donate Life Month and features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to become organ, eye and tissue donors. As it comes to a close this year, I am pleased to say that it’s been a great month! Organ Procurement Organizations and hospitals around the […]

Tissue bank employee reflects on second chance at a healthy life thanks to the gift of tissue donation  |  04.27.11

It was the holidays in 2005 and Sarahwas a young professional excited about her new job in the finance department of a large Denver company. Fun-loving and outgoing, Sarah was happy to offer up her talents for the playful “Stupid Human Tricks” competition at the company’s annual year-end party. Sarah’s trick was a squirm-inducing move […]

Meet the Landers Donor Family  |  04.22.11

We are honored to share this video blog from donor parents Pat and Jay Landers of Springfield, IL. Here Pat and Jay remember their son, Ryan, who was killed in a car accident and became an organ and tissue donor. So far, Ryan’s gifts have impacted 61 recipients in at least 12 states and Korea […]

ESPN: Paco Rodriguez dreamed of being a hero  |  04.20.11

Via ESPN: “Boxer Francisco “Paco” Rodriguez told his wife, Sonia, that he wanted to be a hero. But that dream seemed shattered after Rodriguez slipped into a coma and was declared brain dead after losing a title fight in Philadelphia. Through organ donation, his uncle and four women received a gift of life.”

Hand transplant recipient shows off her new hand in UCLA video  |  04.20.11

Via the LA Times: Meet Emily Fennell, the 26-year-old California woman who became the first person in the western United States to receive a hand transplant.  

Meniscal allograft transplantation shown to improve joint function over time  |  04.19.11

OrthoSuperSite reported this week on promising 7-year follow up results for patients who have received a meniscal allograft transplant – the transplant of a meniscus and cartilage from a deceased donor. This procedure is for treatment of patients who have suffered a torn meniscus, suffer from knee pain and do or may suffer from arthritis. […]

Upstate New York Transplant Services celebrates Donate Life Month  |  04.14.11

Today upstate New York procurement organization UNYTS will celebrate Donate Life Month with the Grand Opening of its Donate Life Center and a press conference – we look forward to media coverage of the event. Are you in upstate New York? Visitors can donate blood onsite in the Donate Life Express Bus from 2-6PM at the […]

Recipients say ‘Thank You’ at Fort Worth Transplant Reunion  |  04.12.11

New York’s efforts to increase donor registration during Donate Life Month  |  04.12.11

Congratulations to New York state, where the Association of County Clerks has partnered with the New York Alliance for Donation to help increase registrations of organ, tissue and eye donors. One local official has a particularly personal connection to the cause, via Little Falls Times:  “In a release about the local effort, county Administrator James Wallace, who received […]

Arizona celebrates 3rd Annual Donate Life Day  |  04.11.11

Organized by Donate Life Arizona as part of Donate Life Month, last week transplant recipients and donor families gathered at the AZ State Capitol in celebration of Donate Life Day. “The event served a special purpose this year, providing an opportunity for state lawmakers to meet those who have received a second chance at life through […]

Have questions about organ and tissue donation?  |  04.08.11

Only famous or wealthy people get organ transplants. My religion does not support organ, tissue and eye donation. No one will want my organs because of my medical history. Besides, I’m too old to be a donor. These are just a few of the myths dispelled in the article Setting the Record Straight About Organ […]

New York Times: Four Years After a Death, a Gift Continues to Inspire  |  04.06.11

Please read this remarkable story from the New York Times about a young man’s kidney transplant, and his deep connection to his donor. The recipient, Antwan Hunter, received the transplant at just 16 years old, from then 21-year-old Jason Kendall Ray, who sustained massive brain injuries after being hit by a car while walking along a […]

Tissue donation still lesser understood than organ donation  |  04.01.11

This article from the McCook Daily Gazette includes an important statistic: 98 percent of all adults have heard about organ donation and 86 percent have heard of tissue donation While the number of adults who have heard of tissue donation is definitely climbing, it still lags behind awareness of organ donation. The uses for donated […]

Happy Donate Life Month, Flags Across America  |  04.01.11

April is National Donate Life Month (NDLM) and was instituted by Donate Life America and its members in 2003, and grew out of the federally proclaimed National Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Awareness Week (NOTDAW). NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to become donors. Additionally, this […]

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