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Education Grant Recipient Uses Personal Experience to Help Others  |  10.23.14

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. For more than 35 years, the Phoenix Society has worked with survivors, families, healthcare professionals and the fire industry to support recovery from burns, improve the quality of burn care and […]

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Swipe to Donate Life App Makes Donor Registration Easy  |  10.21.14

The Ohio Division of Public Safety recently launched an app that streamlines the process for people registering as organ, eye and tissue donors. The “Swipe to Donate Life” app lets individuals scan their driver’s license, which then auto-populates the donor registration form. Once the form is complete, the registrant affirms their decision and sends the […]

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Denver Surgeon Featured on The Today Show  |  10.17.14

Check out this great story about Dr. Ron Hugate, a surgeon who works with Colorado Limb Consultants at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. The clinic has treated over 10,000 patients with trauma, infection, bone and soft tissue tumors and other diseases that jeopardize limbs. Dr. Hugate gets a surprise visit from two former patients during his […]

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AllograftPossibilities.org Receives Colorado Healthcare Communicators Award!  |  10.17.14

We are excited to announce that AllograftPossibilities.org was awarded a Colorado Healthcare Communicators Silver Leaf Award for the Social Media – Blog category. Since the 1970s, CHC has honored professionals in public relations, communications and marketing through the annual Gold Leaf Awards competition. We are honored to receive this award and very grateful for the […]

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Honoring National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day  |  10.15.14

Today we recognize the third annual BRA Day, an initiative promoting education, awareness and access regarding post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. Advances in technology and medicine provide new possibilities for women undergoing breast reconstruction surgery – one of those options is made possible by donated human tissue. Specifically, AlloSource’s AlloMend® ADM, created from donated human dermal tissue […]

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Limb Preservation Foundation Announces the Completion of Funding For a University Chair at Colorado State University, Led By AlloSource®, To Support Pediatric and Extremity Bone Cancer Research  |  10.09.14

The Limb Preservation Foundation has announced the completion of funding for the Ross M. Wilkins, M.D. Limb Preservation University Chair in Musculoskeletal Biology and Oncology at the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center. AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world’s […]

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Tendon Allograft Helps Young Recipient Regain Use of Arm  |  10.08.14

When he walked out onto his high school’s baseball field for the first practice of his sophomore year, Ryne didn’t know that it would be his last. His arm felt sore each time he threw a ball, but he thought he was just warming up for the season. Then he heard a loud, unnatural “pop” […]

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First Baby Born After Groundbreaking Womb Transplant  |  10.06.14

A woman in Sweden who received a womb transplant delivered Vincent, the first baby born after this pioneering procedure. Earlier this year, doctors performed womb transplants on nine women with the hope that they would become pregnant.  Women in the study, mostly in their 30s, were born without a uterus or had it removed due […]

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