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American Association of Tissue Banks – what it is and why it’s important  |  07.29.11

From AATB President Elect Kevin Cmunt  There are more than one million tissue transplants performed annually in the U.S that save lives, relieve pain, improve mobility and even regenerate cells to form new skin and bone. Donated human tissue is processed into usable “allografts” for surgeons by tissue banks. The tissue banking industry is highly […]

Alabama NBC: Huntsville doctors among the first to use new stem cell procedure  |  07.27.11

Concerning a “new type of stem cell therapy where live cells, harvested from a tissue donor, are added to an allograph, which then would act like or mimic how the patient’s bone would act.”  Incredible to watch how modern medicine continues to find new uses for donated tissue!

13 year old discusses being a skin transplant recipient  |  07.26.11

When Devin was just 12 years old he sustained second-degree burns after spilling a cup of scalding coffee on his arm. The coffee immediately took the skin off from the bottom of his thumb to the middle of his forearm. Here Devin discusses his injury, and recovery, which was thanks in part to a skin […]

The Courier-Journal: Louisville doctors say hand-transplant patient doing well  |  07.20.11

From the Courier-Journal: The team of doctors who gave an Indiana man a new left hand in a transplant Sunday say he could have 70 percent use of it within six months. Dr. Joseph Kutz and other doctors on the 16-member transplant team said at a news conference Tuesday at Jewish Hospital that Donnie Rickelman’s […]

Tissue recipient competes in Ironman triathlon  |  07.13.11

Rachel Frank was a typical college athlete: focused, intense, and determined. When a knee injury threatened her ability to complete her final soccer season, she simply played through the pain. It wasn’t long before Rachel discovered she could no longer “grin and bear” her meniscus injury. She had to have the injured tissue replaced with […]

Support donation tomorrow, Ohio!  |  07.08.11

If you are in Ohio,  join the Dash for Donation TOMORROW to promote organ and tissue donation and transplantation and to encourage Ohioans to join the Ohio Donor Registry and give the “Gift of Life.” By showcasing the involvement of those touched by donation and transplantation, Lifeline Ohio aims to provide hope to the 110,000 […]

Great success in first-ever NJ Share 5K Walk / Run event  |  07.08.11

The NJ Sharing Network’s first-ever SHARE NJ 5K Race to Save Lives Through Organ & Tissue Donation held last month in New Providence was a huge success. The event included more than 4,000 participants, including volunteers, children, transplant recipients, donor families, and sponsors. The 5K additionally helped to raise more than $443,000 for the cause.   Congrats to all who […]

CNN Health: Engineers create human blood vessels from skin cells  |  07.01.11

Fascinating news published this week by CNN. Full story here. Says the article: “If you are on dialysis like approximately 400,000 other Americans, then your life could change for the better in the next couple of years thanks to some new biomedical engineering. “The technology, announced this week at an American Heart Association conference on […]

Hollywood supports donation  |  07.01.11

Check out this red carpet video from the 2011 Donate Life Hollywood Inspire Awards last week. This includes interviews with several Hollywood insiders (including Jack Black, Brad Ellis of Glee, Ryan Merriman and others) who have made significant contributions to the organ and tissue donation community. Great to see these folks leveraging their voices for […]

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