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AlloSource Celebrates 20 Years of Honoring the Gift of Human Tissue Donation  |  11.24.14

AlloSource is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. Three Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) founded AlloSource in 1994 after recognizing an extraordinary need to replace diseased tissue in patients in their local communities, while simultaneously providing comfort to families grieving the loss of a loved one. AlloSource, the only non-profit tissue bank with OPOs as Corporate […]

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ESPN Continues to Raise Tissue Donation Awareness – Shares Moving Donor and Recipient Story  |  11.20.14

For a college athlete, being featured in ESPN would likely be a dream come true. For two athletes, tragic and unforeseen circumstances led to their stories being highlighted in ESPN. Michael Collins was a kind, charming 22-year-old whose love of baseball spanned nearly his entire life. On March 29, 2014, a drunk driver struck the […]

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ESPN Highlights Tissue Donation  |  11.19.14

Carson Palmer’s recent injury provided a timely opportunity for ESPN to talk about tissue donation. After receiving a donated Achilles tendon in an ACL repair, Palmer connected with his donor’s family. The tissue his surgeon implanted came from Julie De Rossi, the victim of a drunk driver. The article highlights his powerful connection to Julie’s […]

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Help Donate Life America Win $75,000!  |  11.17.14

Donate Life America is participating in a contest sponsored by DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse, with the chance to win $75,000. Donate Life America will be competing against seven other charities. Cast your vote here. You can vote once per day until November 25 at 11:59 p.m. (ET). Help Donate Life America spread the word about organ, […]

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Honoring National Donor Sabbath Weekend  |  11.14.14

Since 1997, National Donor Sabbath Weekend provides an opportunity for faith leaders, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation/transplantation professionals to participate in programs to highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. National Donor Sabbath Weekend starts today and ends November 16 – the three-day observance is intended to include the days of worship […]

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Spinal Elements Commemorates 2nd Anniversary of the Hero Allograft  |  11.12.14

Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the launch of their Hero Allograft. The Hero Allograft honors the gift of tissue donation and provides a chance for that gift to make a difference in the lives of children suffering from life-threatening conditions. Spinal Elements estimates that by the end of […]

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AlloSource Named Company of the Year by the Colorado BioScience Association  |  11.07.14

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, has been named the Company of the Year by the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA). AlloSource is a repeat winner, having won this award in 2007. CBSA’s annual […]

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Remembering a Recipient’s Life of Strength and Compassion  |  11.05.14

Throughout his four-year battle with cancer, allograft recipient Hunter Neelley amazed friends and family with his ability to always put others before himself. His positive attitude endured, even when he faced difficult rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to replace part of his femur with a donor bone. When friends and family gathered to say goodbye […]

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