Honoring Donors in National Donate Life Month: Meko Nelson  |  April 10, 2014

mekoThough 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, shoulder and hip joints.

The 8-month-old’s precious gift has given new hope and transformed the quality of life for:

-a 23-year-old man in Denver, CO

-a 33-year-old man in Thomaston, GA

-a 40-year-old woman in Skokie, IL

-a 24-year-old woman in Omaha, NE

-a 48-year-old woman in Edgewood, KY

…and 68 other individuals of all ages across the United States

His family takes comfort in knowing that Meko’s donation improved so many lives.

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