The starting point for safe, effective allografts is with the donors, our donor recover partners, and ensuring excellent procedures are put in place to ensure that donated tissues are collected in the most favorable way to ensure the generous gift being provided by donors and their families is maximized. The following information discusses Bone Bank Allograft’s procedures for donor screening and reviews, as well as donor recovery and processing.
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Donor Screening & Reviews
Our donor screening and recovery partners meet or exceed all industry standards set forth by the American Association of Tissue Banks. Following donation consent, our extensive evaluation process includes:
- A detailed potential donor screening and evaluation process to review medical history as well as any lifestyle or behavioral issues which may disqualify donation. Individuals identified with risk factors for or clinical evidence of relevant communicable diseases and disease agents (RCDADS) such as AIDS, viral Hepatitis, Sepsis, etc., are ruled out as potential donors or are later disqualified if subsequent investigation reveals high risk markers.
- An on-site review of the potential donor’s relevant medical records to evaluate other rule out conditions.
- A physical assessment of each donor candidate just prior to tissue recovery to confirm donor identity, evaluate the accuracy of medical and social history collected, and to look for signs/symptoms of other disqualifying conditions or risk factors.
Donor Recovery and Processing
Extreme care is taken to ensure donor tissues are recovered, processed and packaged appropriately so that the donor gift materializes in the most beneficial way for transplant recipients. We believe the best way to honor donors is to maximize the number of individuals helped through their generous donation. Maximizing the gift while safeguarding the public trust by providing safe, sterile human allograft tissue is the primary goal of our processing efforts.
Stringent tissue donor screening, recovery, storage and shipping guidelines are followed to best preserve the allografts for their intended function.