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 family, as well as the importance of tissue donation.
As part of his background research for the story, ESPN reporter David Fleming visited AlloSource to learn more about how allografts are processed. His experience getting a firsthand look behind-the-scenes is included in the article.
Read the moving story here.