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Innovation for the Greater Good: AlloSource AlloSkin RT allows for healing in rural clinics | 08.29.13
Providing patients with advanced wound healing solutions in rural outpatient settings is often difficult, but AlloSource provides a new and innovative solution. AlloSkin™ RT is a sterile, room-temperature storage skin allograft, which promotes the healing of a variety of wound types. The introduction of AlloSkin RT eases difficulties commonly faced in rural clinical settings, such […]
“In researching my diagnosis I discovered the cause of a Morton’s neuroma is typically from wearing the wrong shoes all my life; the real culprit is high heels that restrict the toes,” said Gretchen. Over the past 10 years Gretchen visited several podiatrists complaining of a sharp pain in the ball of her right foot, […]
Joey Gase, a 19-year-old NASCAR driver from Cedar Rapids, made the decision to donate his mom’s organs and tissue after finding her in their home having suffered a brain aneurysm. His choice saved the life of Jordan Shaw, who was waiting for a kidney transplant, and ESPN recently highlighted Joey and Jordan’s touching story.
AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest and most respected tissue banks, recently introduced a new allograft, AlloMend Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM). It can be used in a broad range of soft tissue surgical procedures including hernia repair and post-mastectomy reconstruction. AlloMend ADM is created by removing viable cellular elements from donated human skin, leaving a collagen […]
The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) announced it will honor tissue donor Jorge Fernandez in the 2014 Donate Life Rose Parade® Float with a floragraph. Jorge was a living example of the 2013 float theme “Light Up the World”. Throughout his life, Jorge was dedicated to helping others. After serving two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Air Force, […]
Our friends at the Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network invite viewers to the opera in their new television ad encouraging organ and tissue donation registration. We love that the ad (below) is entertaining, upbeat and fun while also reflecting on the importance of becoming a donor. Check it out: Gift of Hope is […]
National Minority Donor Awareness Week, observed August 1st through 7th, was created to increase awareness of the need for more organ, eye, and tissue donors, especially among minorities. Now in its 17th year, this special observance honored minorities who have been donors, and encourages others to register as donors and take better care of their […]
Mending Broken Hearts: Doris Taylor’s Innovative Research Growing Organs Through Tissue Engineering | 08.01.13
A recently published article in Nature, explores Doris Taylor’s groundbreaking research at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston making customizable, bio-engineered human hearts. Taylor’s research is boundary pushing, shocking and exciting. She regularly harvests organs such as hearts and lungs from the newly dead, re-engineers them starting from the cells and attempts to bring them back […]