Non-profit tissue bank grows 21 percent helping patients in more donor communities
CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, finished 2008 distributing more life-saving and life-enhancing allografts into its donor communities than ever before, and was recognized with five business accolades.
AlloSource is a leading U.S. tissue network and is one of the largest biotech companies in Colorado employing more than 350 people. In 2008, AlloSource processed more than 4,100 tissue donors whose gifts helped thousands of people improve their mobility and functionality. AlloSource processed more than 3,200 skin donors whose generous gifts helped save the lives of burn victims around the country.
"2008 was a particularly significant year for AlloSource. We reached milestones in all business areas and the great work of our associates was recognized with five significant awards," said Thomas A. Cycyota, AlloSource President and Chief Executive Officer. "But most importantly, we are incredibly thankful to the 4,100 people (and their families) that chose to be tissue donors, whose gifts we processed into allografts that helped people to walk again, live free from pain, avoid limb amputation and survive devastating burns."
2008 accomplishments include:
"Coming off of such a successful year, we are energized to continue to pursue our mission in 2009 of honoring the gift of tissue donation by responsibly processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing human allograft tissue for our communities." added Cycyota.
AlloSource delivers powerful possibilities to the medical community, patients and donor families. AlloSource is a non-profit company that offers more than 200 precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in a host of life-saving and life-enhancing medical procedures. As the world's leader in fresh cartilage tissue used for joint repair and skin allografts to heal severe burns, AlloSource has become one of the largest and most respected tissue networks in the country. AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and responsive customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. AlloSource is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). For more information, visit www.allosource.org.
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