AlloSource and Mercy Ships Partner to Change Lives in Madagascar  |  September 30, 2015

The Africa Mercy, a private hospital ship operated by Mercy Ships

The Africa Mercy, a private hospital ship operated by Mercy Ships

AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and wound care to advance patient healing, donated tissue allografts to Mercy Ships, a nonprofit organization using hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services to those without access in the developing world, to help save and improve lives through medical procedures.

Doctors onboard the world’s largest private hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, owned and operated by Mercy Ships, performed maxillofacial surgeries using bone allografts donated by AlloSource to change the lives of patients with tumors and other facial conditions. Mercy Ships will continue to use grafts from AlloSource during its current service in Madagascar.

“Through the incredible work of Mercy Ships, the gift of human tissue donation is able to help change lives across the world,” said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource president and CEO. “We are proud to support this organization’s efforts to provide free surgeries to patients and honor donors by continuing their legacy of generosity.”

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