October 1, 2010

Allografts: Overview of the process

By: Martha Anderson

Like organ donation, tissue donation is an end-of-life gift that can save or enhance the lives of 50 people, often many more. Donated human tissue, also called allografts, can be used in a variety of replacement, reconstructive, or regenerative surgical procedures. Beginning with an individual's decision to donate, each step in the process of recovering, preparing, and distributing tissue is intended to ensure its safety for the recipient. Perioperative nurses…

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