AlloSource Launches Placental Donation Program

Thursday, December 21, 2017 General News
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CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage,

bone, skin, soft-tissue and cellular allografts that advance patient healing, today announced the launch of the AlloSource Placental Donation Program. This initiative provides the opportunity for women undergoing scheduled caesarean sections to collaborate
with AlloSource and their doctor to facilitate the donation of placental tissue following delivery.

AlloSource will work directly with physicians, hospitals, and expectant mothers who are interested in donating their placental tissue following an elective C-section. The first hospital AlloSource is partnering with on the initiative is Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. The process is free, confidential, and safe for mothers and their babies. The donation of amniotic tissues from the placenta can help patients in a variety of applications, such as foot and ankle procedures, spinal surgeries, and wound healing.

"Donating tissue to help heal another person is one of the highest forms of generosity," said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are honored to work with expectant mothers and their doctors to help facilitate placental donation, which will ultimately lead to innovative therapies to help return patients to active lives."

Amniotic membrane contains bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing. AlloSource's AlloWrap® DS is an amniotic allograft designed to provide a biological barrier and can be used in primary and revision surgical applications for nerves, tendons, vessels and other tissues.

About AlloSourceAlloSource is one of the largest nonprofit cellular and tissue networks in the country, offering more than 200 types of precise cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing. For more than 20 years, AlloSource's products have bridged the proven science of allografts with the advanced technology of cells, offering life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities in spine, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopedic, reconstructive, trauma and wound care procedures. As the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, fresh cartilage tissue for joint repair and skin allografts to help patients heal from severe burns, AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and service to its growing network of surgeons, partners, and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org.

Media Contact Megan DugganAlloSource720. 382. 2766mduggan@allosource.org

 

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