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Phoenix Education Grant Recipient Pursuing Career in Physical Therapy  |  04.30.14

Rachel’s experience overcoming adversity inspired her to pursue a career helping others do the same. She received an educational grant from the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. AlloSource pledged an annual contribution to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors over 10 years to provide education grants for students like Rachel.  She is a freshman at […]

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Highlighting the Importance of Tissue Donation  |  04.29.14

A West Virginia newscast spoke with a United Hospital Center nurse who sees the variety of ways donated tissue helps heal patients. Though tissue donation is sometimes less understood than organ donation, one tissue donor can impact over 150 people. Tissue is used in many different capacities ranging from replacing damaged bones or ligaments to aid […]

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Honoring Donors in National Donate Life Month: Caleb Martin  |  04.25.14

Caleb knew no stranger and considered everyone his friend. His family fondly remembers his bright smile, his goofy sense of humor, and the way he put his all into athletics and into his strong faith. A sports fan to the core, Caleb loved to defend his favorite teams – the Longhorns, Cowboys and Spurs. He […]

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Marathon Enthusiast Runs Again After Ligament Transplant  |  04.21.14

As an avid runner and a kindergarten teacher, Robin’s health is crucial to both her personal and professional life. Robin tore her right ACL playing soccer in college. She worked hard to overcome the injury, but she was unable to participate in activities involving lateral movement. Since she could no longer play sports, she decided […]

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Honoring Donors in National Donate Life Month: Brett Mills  |  04.18.14

Brett loved to be outside – he was passionate about fishing, hunting and spending time at his family’s cabin. Brett’s life ended in a tragic car accident, but his legacy lives on through the work of his mother, Sherry. After Brett’s death, she started The Wounded Spirit Foundation, named after a song Brett’s father wrote […]

Honoring Donors in National Donate Life Month: Bobby Tinnell  |  04.17.14

While many people understand the importance of donation, Bobby Tinnell fully appreciated it after receiving a life-saving liver transplant in 2004. Bobby’s transplant allowed him to celebrate alongside his family at graduations and weddings. It also allowed him to be present for the birth of his grandchildren. Bobby and his family were eternally grateful for the […]

Fire Chief Back in Action after Spinal Surgery  |  04.15.14

Taking it easy wasn’t an option for John, a 28-year veteran of the Havana, Illinois fire department. He started as a volunteer firefighter, became full-time seven years later and worked his way up through the ranks to fire chief. Being active was a huge part of John’s life at work and at home. As a […]

Donor Family Starts Random Acts of Kindness Movement in Celebration of Son’s Life  |  04.14.14

Michael Collins’ family remembers the 22-year-old as a vibrant combination of focus, fun and faith. He was a senior exercise science major at Illinois State University and worked as an assistant baseball coach with his father on the University High School baseball team. Michael was critically injured after a drunk driver crashed into the car […]

Honoring Donors in National Donate Life Month: Meko Nelson  |  04.10.14

Though Meko’s life was short, his impact is long lasting because his parents made the selfless decision to donate his tissue. Meko was able to touch the lives of many through a very special type of knee transplant that utilizes juvenile cartilage allograft tissue to treat focal articular defects in the knee, foot, ankle, elbow, […]

Tissue Donation Specialist has Personal and Professional Connection to Donation  |  04.08.14

Charles Wiltz Jr. has a unique perspective on the opportunities made possible by the gift of life; Charles works as a tissue donation specialist with LifeGift and is the son of both a donor and recipient. Charles’ mother, Geraldine, needed a kidney transplant due to complications from kidney disease. Twelve years passed before she finally […]

Phoenix Education Grant Recipient Looks Forward to Nursing Career  |  04.07.14

 In 2013, AlloSource began a 10-year partnership with the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, pledging an annual financial contribution to fund their scholarship program. We are proud to share the stories of the inspiring 2013 grant recipients and the career goals they are pursuing. We encourage you to read about Chelsea, a burn survivor who […]

Honoring Donors in National Donate Life Month – Garrett Brockway  |  04.04.14

Garrett was a fun-loving, athletic 10-year-old who cherished his family and had a penchant for memorizing stats about the St. Louis Cardinals, his favorite baseball team. He eagerly awaited the day his younger sister Adeline would start kindergarten and join him at their elementary school. He excelled academically and even read at a ninth grade […]

The Need for Tissue Donors Rising  |  04.03.14

Nearly 1 million tissue transplants are performed every year, and the need for life-saving and life-enhancing donated tissue is on the rise. Donated tissue is used in a variety of medical procedures that can save limbs, heal burns, repair joints and more. Exciting developments in the medical field have created more ways to maximize the […]

April is National Donate Life Month!  |  04.01.14

Started in 2003 by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations, National Donate Life Month (NDLM) features national and local activities to honor those who gave the gift of life and encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Each year, Donate Life America designs artwork to symbolize the meaning of NDLM. The […]

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