Tissue donation is another way to save and improve lives through transplantation. Hundreds of thousands of people benefit annually from tissue transplantation, which can provide patients with opportunities to experience otherwise impossible events.
One tissue donor can enhance or restore the lives of more than 75 people.
Tissue donation, with the exception of birth tissue donation, takes place at the end of someone’s life and is a gift given without conditions or compensation. Tissue donation differs from organ donation in that individuals who have experienced cardiac death can become tissue donors, whereas individuals who experience brain death may become both organ and tissue donors. Birth tissue, a fresh amniotic membrane, or placental tissue, is the only tissue recovered and processed by LifeLink Tissue Bank from a living donor, and is a generous gift from new mothers after the births of their babies.
LifeLink Tissue Bank is the largest non-profit tissue bank in the southeastern United States and provides annually more than 40,000 life-enhancing allografts to orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgical specialists to benefit patients in need. LifeLink Tissue Bank takes pride in maintaining the safest, most clinically effective allografts possible. Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced renewed mobility and improved lives thanks to the generosity of tissue donors and LifeLink Tissue Bank.
For more information about LifeLink Tissue Bank visit www.LifeLinkTissueBank.org