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Organ Procurement Organizations Work to Streamline Process  |  03.27.14

Four organ procurement organizations, Donor Alliance (Denver), Mid-America Transplant Services (St. Louis), Gift of Life (Ann Arbor), and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (Pittsburgh), have opened separate recovery centers to increase efficiency and lower the cost of the complex donation process. Staff members from the organ procurement organization (OPO) will transport the donor […]

Watch AlloSource Senior Medical Director Present on Stem Cell Innovations  |  03.25.14

Dr. Ross Wilkins, M.D., the Senior Medical Director and Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for AlloSource, shared developments in stem cell research with his presentation “The Promise of Stem Cells – The Emperor’s New Clothes” at Colorado State University’s BioTech Connect Event. In addition to his work at AlloSource, Dr. Wilkins is a respected […]

Former Transplant Coordinator Discusses Demanding and Emotional Job  |  03.21.14

Traci Graf worked as a transplant coordinator for two and a half years, but her experiences in the field will stay with her for the rest of her life. Transplant coordinators work in a medically complex and emotionally challenging field where they balance the needs of the patient, patient’s family, medical team and potential recipients. […]

AATB and NFDA Update Best Practices for Collaboration Between Tissue Banks and Funeral Homes  |  03.19.14

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) released updated best practices to further support the relationship between funeral directors and donation professionals as the organizations work together to honor the wishes of the donor and the donor families. Organ, eye and tissue donation often provides comfort and solace […]

Raising Donation Awareness with the 2014 Transplant Games of America  |  03.13.14

The 2014 Transplant Games of America are gearing up to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation. The Games, an annual multi-sport event for recipients of a life-saving transplant, will take place July 11 – 15, 2014 in Houston, Texas. What began as an athletic way to highlight the importance of donation has evolved into […]

AlloSource Named in Top 250 “Made in Colorado” Companies  |  03.07.14

ColoradoBiz Magazine named AlloSource one of the Top 250 “Made in Colorado” companies for 2014.  AlloSource, founded in 1994, is headquartered in Centennial, Colorado and has satellite offices in several states. ColoradoBiz Magazine’s Top 250 “Made in Colorado” list celebrates the remarkable contributions of companies in varied industries across the state. Other notable companies on […]

The Steadman Institute and Clinic Named National Medical Center Within the U.S. Olympic Committee’s National Medical Network  |  03.06.14

One of AlloSource’s partners, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute and The Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO, has been named a National Medical Center by the U.S. Olympic Committee, one of two centers designated since the network’s inception in August of 2013. These amazing doctors utilize donated tissue in many specialized procedures to heal the world-renowned […]

AlloSource Donates Tissue for Pediatric Surgeries in India  |  03.04.14

AlloSource announced the donation of bone allografts to surgeons from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center who traveled to India to perform free surgeries for children afflicted with spine and upper extremity deformities. The lives of 27 children were greatly improved thanks to a medical team from the Pediatric Orthopaedic Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical […]

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