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Check out AlloSource’s August Video Update  |  08.29.14

AlloSource is proud to announce that we received two awards for our corporate wellness program. Shelley Zelin, our Vice President of Human Resources, highlights the unique ways we promote wellness in the workplace and discusses our AlloCares onsite health clinic. Each year we find new ways to foster a culture of well-being so employees come […]

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Donor Family and Recipient Share Story of Emotional First Meeting  |  08.25.14

850 KOA recently spoke with Donate Life Colorado’s Andrea Smith about organ, eye and tissue donation and shared the story of a donor family and recipient who connected through the gift of life. When her young daughter passed away, Babette Canacari honored her daughter’s wish to be a donor. Babette worked with Donor Alliance to […]

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AlloSource® Announces Milo Metcalf as Vice President of Operations  |  08.25.14

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, today announced the appointment of Milo Metcalf as Vice President of Operations. Metcalf has more than 16 years of experience in engineering and operations roles in the […]

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Avid Pianist Returns to Music after Double Hand Transplant  |  08.20.14

Richard Mangino’s life changed drastically when he lost all four limbs from a bloodstream infection. He was no longer able to play music or toss a football with his grandchildren – until a history-making double hand transplant gave him new hope. Nearly three years after the surgery, Mangino is making music again. He has returned […]

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Three-Sport Athlete Gets Back in the Game after Tissue Transplant  |  08.15.14

Jake’s life was never without sport: as one season ended, another began. Soccer became basketball, basketball became track, and he enjoyed the athletic challenge of each sport. However, constant knee pain threatened to put Jake on the bench. Jake’s knee pain started three years ago and doctors suggested he try stretching and physical therapy to […]

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Doctors More Likely than Public to be Registered Donors  |  08.13.14

A study of Canadian physicians revealed that doctors are more likely than the public to register as donors. The study helps dispel myths surrounding donation and shows that doctors are confident in the system. The results showed that 43 percent of doctors were registered donors, compared to 24 percent of the general public in Ontario. […]

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Gift of Hope Honors National Minority Donor Awareness Week with “Faces of Hope” Awards  |  08.07.14

Gift of Hope, the organ procurement organization serving Illinois and northeast Indiana, celebrated National Minority Donor Awareness Week with the “Faces of Hope” awards ceremony honoring Chicago city officials and professionals who have delivered long-term benefits to Hispanics and to the area of donation and transplantation. Award recipients included: State Senator, 20th District, Iris Y. […]

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August 1st Marks the Beginning of National Minority Donor Awareness Week  |  08.01.14

National Minority Donor Awareness Week (NMDAW) honors the gift of life provided by multicultural donors and emphasizes the need for people from diverse communities to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. The goal of NMDAW, now in its 18th year, is to encourage donation amongst all racial and ethnic groups and to dispel any […]

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