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When thinking about donation, more often than not the mind goes directly to organs. Becoming an organ donor is a giving and selfless act. Yet, because of the strict requirements for organ donation, some fear they will not have the opportunity to save or enhance another’s life after their own death. However, there are many […]
Friday Factoid: It is actually a federal law that hospitals offer the option of donation to families. Happy Friday!
In yet another amazing advancement in science, a little girl gets a second chance after her liver unexpectedly failed. Read about her condition, the remarkable transplant procedure that saved her and watch a video of her recovering after surgery here.
Friday Factoid: It is estimated that one in every 20 Americans will need a tissue transplant. Happy Friday!
When two mission-driven organizations partner together, amazing things happen! AlloSource, a nonprofit tissue bank, donated allografts to The Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) to help provide life-saving and life-enhancing tissue to the children of Ghana and West Africa. As a result, lives were saved. Two of those saved lives belong to 11-year-old Vivian and […]
Friday Factoid: Allografts are available in nearly all surgical specialties including orthopedic, spine, sports medicine, cardiac, dental, cosmetic and several other surgeries! Happy Friday!
Donor Alliance, a Colorado-based organ procurement organization, announced another successful year in 2012, saving 400 lives in Wyoming and Colorado. If you live in one of these two states, consider yourself lucky to have organizations, like Donor Alliance, fighting to save and enhance local lives. See more about their successes here.
Friday Factoid: In sticking with last week’s numbers theme, on average, 18 people die every day while waiting for life-saving transplants in the U.S. Save a life. Be a donor. Happy Friday! Friday Factoid: