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AlloSource Senior Medical Director to Speak at CSU BioTech Connect Event  |  02.26.14

Dr. Ross Wilkins, M.D., the Senior Medical Director and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for AlloSource, will speak on February 27 at Colorado State University’s BioTech Connect event. The event provides an opportunity for CSU students and faculty to network with employers in the BioTech industry in Colorado. Speakers at the event will address […]

Tissue Recipient Rides Again After Transplant  |  02.20.14

When Carol tore her ACL while horseback riding, her lifestyle changed drastically. The active and energetic woman refused to let the injury prevent her from doing the things she loved. Carol tried physical therapy for several months after her injury, but was still unhappy with her rehabilitation progress. Little things she used to enjoy daily, […]

AlloSource Vice President Named to University of Denver Advisory Board  |  02.18.14

Peter Stevens, the Vice President of Research & Development and Marketing at AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts, has been named to the Advisory Board for the University of Denver’s Professional Sciences […]

Honoring National Donor Day  |  02.14.14

February 14 is National Donor Day, a day designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to honor generous donors and raise awareness about organ, eye, and tissue donation. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, over 121,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ transplant. Over 1 million tissue transplants are […]

Triathlete Sets Personal Record After Tissue Transplant  |  02.12.14

Triathlons weren’t just a hobby for Mark; they were a way of life. Exercise provided him time to think, manage stress, and create focus. When pain stole his ability to exercise, Mark was lost. Mark’s initial back injury occurred while doing construction work on his house. Over the next 13 years, the injury escalated into […]

AATB Launches New Website  |  02.11.14

The American Association of Tissue Banks, a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization and the only national tissue banking organization in the United States, launched their redesigned website last week. The website provides information about accreditation for tissue banks, professional development, regulatory and standards references, information about hospital tissue services, and more. Founded in 1976, […]

Tissue Donation Helps Young Burn Victim Heal From Bike Accident  |  02.05.14

On a warm summer afternoon, Levi, an energetic nine-year-old, ran outside to ride his new dirt bike. Unfortunately, his delight was short-lived: as he went over a jump, Levi fell off the bike and it landed on his leg. The exhaust pipe on the bike seared into his leg and caused second- and third-degree burns. […]

Two Tissue Recipients Share Stories of Gratitude  |  02.03.14

While many people are aware of the life-saving benefits of organ donation, the life-saving impact of tissue donation is lesser known. An article from the Toronto Sun highlights two men who greatly benefited from the generous gift of donated tissue. Ralph Walker, a retired Canadian Forces corporal, survived being burned over 90% of his body in […]

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