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Young burn victim finds healing thanks to tissue donor  |  05.20.11

Devin was a typical 12-year-old: an active boy who loved to play soccer and spend time with his friends. Unfortunately, an accident put Devin’s life on pause. On a Sunday morning at church, Devin was pouring a cup of coffee when the cup slipped and he spilled the coffee on his arm. “When it spilled […]

Stem cells creating new opportunities in tissue transplantation  |  05.11.11

As medicine continues to advance, so too do possibilities for tissue donation and transplant. One of the latest medical treatments available use stem cells from tissue donors. Check out this exciting story out of Baltimore with Dr. Mark Myerson, director of Mercy Medical Center’s Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction. Dr. Myerson used AlloStem Stem Cell Bone […]

The story of organ, eye and tissue donor Cameron  |  05.10.11

Cameron was the eldest of four children and a born leader, said his mother, Lori. “He led our family into the new areas of family, sports, church, travel, adolescent and teenage relationships and education. He was also truly gifted at developing relationships. As a son, brother, relative or friend, Cameron set the benchmark on caring, supporting […]

Vail Daily: I tore my ACL this winter. Now what?  |  05.06.11

In this Vail Daily article an orthopedic surgeon discusses torn ACLs – a common sports injury, especially among skiers. He discusses the biology of knees, how a torn ACL can be treated (including with an allograft transplant from a deceased donor), as well as the rehabilitation. A good read – especially for our friends here […]

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