AlloSource Becomes A Donate Life Partner After Almost 20 Years Of Honoring The Gift Of Donation
CENTENNIAL, Colo., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — AlloSource, one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures and the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts announced today that it has become a Donate Life Partner.
Through the new partnership with Donate Life America (DLA), AlloSource is investing in the great work that DLA does to increase the number of lives saved or healed through organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. Since its inception, DLA has provided more than $50 million to save and enhance lives through donation. As a Donate Life Partner, AlloSource will support DLA’s network of national coalition partners in their efforts to motivate the American public to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.
“AlloSource’s decision to deepen our relationship with Donate Life America was natural since the company’s mission to honor the gift of donation by responsibly developing, processing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing tissue for our communities, aligns with everything DLA does,” said Thomas Cycyota, President and CEO of AlloSource. “We have seen firsthand the powerful impact tissue donation has on a donor family’s grieving process, as well as the impact that donor tissue has on the recipients who so desperately need it. AlloSource is honored to be a part of the work that DLA does.”
DLA is uniquely positioned to lead the nation to accept organ, eye and tissue donation as a fundamental human responsibility. Evidence shows that consent for tissue donation is twice as likely when organ donation has been designated. Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of tissue transplants to help them resume their quality of life and DLA directly impacts access to tissue donation.
“Our partnership with AlloSource allows us to further our efforts to create a national culture of donation,” said David Fleming, President and CEO of Donate Life America. “I commend AlloSource for making a powerful statement to its employees, customers and partners that it is committed to doing all it can to continue increasing access to tissue transplants.”
AlloSource is a non-profit company that offers more than 200 types of precise bone, skin, soft-tissue and custom-machined allografts for use in an array 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 grown into one of the largest tissue networks in the country with more than 400 employees. It is the world’s largest processor of cellular bone allografts and delivers unparalleled expertise and customer service to its growing network of surgeons, partners and the country’s most reputable organ procurement organizations. As one of the leading innovators in maximizing tissue donation with the goal of offering optimal solutions for healthcare providers and their patients, AlloSource is recognized by the medical community for its ability to process and provide high quality tissue. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org or our educational website, allograftpossibilities.org.
About Donate Life America
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and state teams across the United States committed to increasing organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life America manages and promotes the national brand for donation, Donate Life, and assists Donate Life State Teams and national partners in facilitating high-performing donor registries; developing and executing effective multi-media donor education programs; and motivating the American public to register now as organ, eye and tissue donors.
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