National Donate Life Month started in 2003 and is celebrated in April each year. The observance started to increase awareness about organ, eye and tissue donors and celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.
Though often less understood than organ donation, tissue donation has the potential to save or enhance many lives. Amidst the constantly changing world of medicine, tissue banks like AlloSource are finding new ways to use donated human tissue to treat a host of medical conditions. This tissue, referred to as allograft tissue, is donated by registered donors and their families and it is used in many life-saving and enhancing medical procedures, with numerous new opportunities on the horizon.
AlloSource focuses on helping patients get off the sidelines and takes great strides to create advanced, innovative allografts to restore movement and motion for patients. AlloSource offers a progressive cartilage technology, ProChondrix, designed to help get patients back in the game. Returning to an active lifestyle after a joint injury is important and AlloSource is the world’s leader in providing fresh, articular cartilage for joint restoration.
To learn more about tissue donation and read about allograft recipients, visit allograftpossibilities.org.