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Face Transplant Recipient Featured on GQ Magazine Cover  |  07.30.14

Richard Norris’ incredible journey from recluse to GQ Magazine cover model has lasted almost 20 years. Thanks to a revolutionary face transplant, Norris has returned to a somewhat normal life and shared his story with GQ. After a shotgun accident in 1997 left his face disfigured, Norris avoided going out in public for fear of […]

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AlloSource Recognized for Outstanding Corporate Wellness Program, Including its On-Site Health Clinic  |  07.25.14

AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts, received a pair of wellness awards from Cigna and the Denver Business Journal. AlloSource was selected for the second year in a row as Denver’s Healthiest Employer, […]

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Creative “Everyone’s Hot for My Body” Campaign Encourages Donor Registration  |  07.21.14

The Midwest Transplant Network in Kansas City launched a new “Everyone’s Hot for My Body” campaign to encourage people of all ages to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The eye-catching advertisements will be featured in driver’s license offices and promoted via social media. Kansas and Missouri residents can register online by visiting http://www.yestheywantme.com/. […]

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AlloSource Sponsors Joey Gase in NASCAR Nationwide Race to Drive Awareness for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation  |  07.18.14

AlloSource is sponsoring Joey Gase, a NASCAR Nationwide Series Driver and donor son, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series EnjoyIllinois.com 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19. Gase combines his racing career with his passion for raising awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation by driving a unique racecar featuring photos of donors. When his mother, […]

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Nonprofit Founder Grateful for Tissue Transplant  |  07.10.14

As the founder and CEO of Unity House of Davenport, a nonprofit organization providing housing and support for recovering addicts, Dennis manages seven recovery houses and an average of three new residents per week. A voluntary deployment to Iraq in 2003 as a Department of Defense civilian inspired Dennis to open Unity House. Upon his […]

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Donated Eye Tissue Advances University of Iowa Research  |  07.09.14

The University of Iowa and the Iowa Lions Eye Bank work together to ensure donated eye tissue, if not used for transplantation, provides invaluable insight for researchers looking into common and rare eye diseases. Donated tissue is crucial to the work of the research team because the human eye is unique, and therefore not easily […]

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Child’s Vacation Wish Granted Thanks to Spinal Elements and Make-A-Wish  |  07.02.14

Margaret “Meg” Routh always dreamed of seeing a black sand beach in Hawaii. Her dream came true thanks to Spinal Elements and Make-A-Wish, who sent Meg and her family on a trip to Hawaii last month. Meg was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, two years ago when she was just six years […]

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