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Colorado and Wyoming Report Record Year for Tissue Donation  |  01.29.15

Donor Alliance, the organ procurement organization serving Colorado and Wyoming, announced several milestones in donation for 2014. The number of tissue donors increased 35% from 2013’s record year, with 1,590 generous tissue donors providing enough tissue to heal or save the lives of an estimated 159,000 people. Donor Alliance also announced the addition of 950,000 […]

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Mid-America Transplant Services Launches Foundation and $200,000 in Wellness Grants  |  01.26.15

Mid-America Transplant Services, the organ procurement organization serving eastern Missouri, southern Illinois, and northeast Arkansas, just announced the launch of a charitable foundation and $200,000 in wellness grants. The foundation will enhance MTS’ current support for patients and donor families and provide community support through grants for wellness organizations and eventually for scholarships. These new […]

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Tissue Recipient Now Helps Provide Allografts for Patients  |  01.22.15

Thirteen years ago, Wendy experienced a medical nightmare. After back surgery, she contracted a rare staph infection that spread into several spinal discs. She was unable to walk and spent months in the hospital on intravenous antibiotics until she underwent a life-saving procedure. Doctors performed a four-level discectomy to remove the infected bone and tissue […]

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Tissue Recipient Completes Marathon in Honor of Donor  |  01.16.15

As a marathon runner, Jen was accustomed to running through the pain. She tore her meniscus while training for a race and although she tried to take care of it on her own, she ran two more marathons and realized she needed to see a doctor. Three surgeries later, instead of improving, her pain worsened. […]

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Several States Set Donation Record in 2014  |  01.13.15

Donor Network of Arizona and Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network both announced that 2014 was a record year for donation in their service areas. Donor Network of Arizona reported the highest number of tissue donors ever as they honored the gift of donation from 1,224 people.  Tissue donation can provide life-saving and […]

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Active Father Finds Healing After Tissue Transplant  |  01.09.15

Phil’s soccer career took him all over the United States and Europe, but years of competitive play took a toll on his knee. As a former Division 1 goalkeeper, he was constantly diving for the ball. In 2011, the problem became painfully apparent. “In the matter of one week, I completely lost the use of […]

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Education Grant Recipient’s Story of Resilience and Strength  |  01.07.15

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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Donation Comes Full Circle for Allograft Recipient  |  01.05.15

When Katie tore her ACL while skiing, she feared the injury would prevent her from enlisting in the army. “When I was being carried on the sled down the mountain, I just kept thinking that I didn’t want to put aside my dream,” Katie said. She explained to her doctor how badly she wanted to […]

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