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  • grafts
  • The Veterinary Tissue Bank, set up three years ago in Wrexham, acts as a centre for donated tissue, which is processed into transplantable grafts then sent to veterinary clinics around the country and Europe. (dogsandpuppies.co.uk)
  • The most demand for tissue grafts is in cats and dogs - we've saved 1,500 lives so far. (dogsandpuppies.co.uk)
  • Sometimes this is done with surplus tissue, tissue that can regenerate, or tissues more desperately needed elsewhere (examples include skin grafts, vein extraction for CABG, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • H. Conway, The Bulletin of the Hong Kong Chinese Medical Association 13, 43: These grafts persist however as homostatic grafts and are completely replaced by host tissues in time. (wikipedia.org)
  • autologous
  • Free-flap breast reconstruction is a type of autologous-tissue breast reconstruction applied after mastectomy for breast cancer, without the emplacement of a breast implant prosthesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Moreover, if the volume of breast-tissue excised was of relatively small mass, breast augmentation procedures, such as autologous-fat grafting, also can be applied to reconstruct the breast lost to mastectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • the breast reconstructed with autologous tissues will not remain unnaturally youthful, as would be the case with a breast-implant reconstruction procedure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Technically, an autologous-tissue breast reconstruction is a good resolution to a failed breast-implant reconstruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • When a wound is not healing properly, an autologous skin graft is the best option, to prevent rejection of the tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • need for organ
  • I call upon all medical professionals, educators, volunteers, government agencies, and private organizations to join me in raising awareness of the need for organ donors in communities throughout our Nation. (archives.gov)
  • healthcare system
  • Our Nation's organ and tissue donor program is an important part of our healthcare system. (archives.gov)
  • For the eighth consecutive year, families gathered with Community Healthcare System staff members, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network representatives and VisionFirst officials to honor the area's organ, eye and tissue donors. (valpolife.com)
  • Supporting the Donate Life float is just one of the ways the hospitals of Community Healthcare System honor and remembers donors and their generous contributions. (valpolife.com)
  • Year round, the hospitals of Community Healthcare System partner with Gift of Hope and VisionFirst eye bank to raise awareness regarding eye, organ and tissue donations. (valpolife.com)
  • The Donate Life rose ceremony is another opportunity for the hospitals of Community Healthcare System: Community Hospital, Munster, St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, to connect with donor families again and thank them for their kindness and courage. (valpolife.com)
  • people
  • MICHIGAN STATE (US) - People who contribute tissue to biobanks have a right to basic information about how their donations may be used, an ethicist argues in a new paper. (futurity.org)
  • But people make donations in the hope of doing good, giving them an ongoing moral stake in what happens to their tissue samples, Tomlinson writes in the Hastings Center Report . (futurity.org)
  • There are people who don't register to be a donor because they think the doctors won't try to save them," said Bosch. (rockrivertimes.com)
  • Siminoff studies why people choose - or don't choose - to become organ and tissue donors. (kanw.com)
  • But some people do have a problem with that, so all but 11 states allow donors to choose more than just "I'll donate" or "I won't donate. (kanw.com)
  • Even in cases where one is not able to be an organ donor, a person may be able to dramatically change the life of up to 80 people through the gift of donated tissues such as eyes, bone and skin," said Chris Snow , director of Tissue Bank Manitoba. (chrisd.ca)
  • Working with 1,590 generous tissue donors, enough tissue was recovered to heal or save the lives of an estimated 159,000 people. (donoralliance.org)
  • help
  • The centre has also started to provide stem cells for animals to help horses with soft tissue injuries and dogs with joint problems. (dogsandpuppies.co.uk)
  • consent
  • Since they no longer need protection, donors usually sign blanket consent forms and receive no updates about how the tissue is used. (futurity.org)
  • A new website ( SignUpForLife.ca ) will easily allow perspective donors to sign up and give their consent to have their organs donated when they pass on. (chrisd.ca)
  • the donor who was brave enough to sign the consent form and the family who eventually signed the papers to donate their loved one's organ. (valpolife.com)
  • This pilot showed that obtaining consent for removal and testing tonsil tissue was feasible. (springer.com)
  • Informed consent is required before tissue is harvested from a donor, alive or dead. (wikipedia.org)
  • To avoid violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Eye banks must, through their legal anatomical authorizations, obtain consent which allows Eye Bank Association of America representatives access to donor information for accreditation reviews. (wikipedia.org)
  • cartilage
  • However, using donor bone, a vet stripped the small joints of cartilage and put a plate and screws in to align Rusty's bones, which were then encouraged to fuse using the graft. (dogsandpuppies.co.uk)
  • autograft
  • Sometimes an autograft is done to remove the tissue and then treat it or the person before returning it (examples include stem cell autograft and storing blood in advance of surgery). (wikipedia.org)
  • Autograft, tissue transplanted from one site to another on the same patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • families
  • Most donor families feel a great sense of pride and comfort to know that their loved one has gone on to save and enhance peoples lives. (cmh.org)
  • The Donor Family Services Department of LifeNet Health promotes healing and peace for organ and tissue donor families as they grieve the death of their loved one. (healingthespirit.org)
  • Each of the 50 roses sponsored by Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart now carry tags with messages on their vials of love from the donor families. (valpolife.com)
  • These dedicated roses and the tributes they carry add special meaning not only for the families of our organ and tissue donors, but serve to inspire others to become organ, eye and tissue donors as well. (valpolife.com)
  • breast-tissue
  • These cells were extracted from pleural effusion of mammary gland and breast tissue, and have proven useful for the study of metastasis, migration and invasion of breast cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • skin
  • In surgical praxis, the abdomen is the primary donor-site for harvesting the tissues to create the free flap, because that region of the woman's body usually contain's sufficient (redundant) adipocyte fat and skin -tissues that are biologically compatible and aesthetically adequate for the construction of a substitute breast. (wikipedia.org)
  • The secondary donor-sites for harvesting adipocyte and skin tissues to create a free flap are the regions of: (i) the gluteus maximus muscles, (ii) the medial thigh, (iii) the buttocks, and (iv) the waist of the woman's body. (wikipedia.org)
  • Indications The woman must be psychologically motivated to undergo such great surgical interventions (reconstruction and harvesting), and she must physically possess sufficient abdominal tissues (skin, muscle, and fat) with which to construct the replacement breast. (wikipedia.org)
  • A dense subcutaneous layer of fat and fibrous tissue that lies beneath the skin, containing the nerves and vessels of the scalp. (wikipedia.org)
  • another
  • As a type of plastic surgery, the free-flap procedure for breast reconstruction employs tissues, harvested from another part of the woman's body, to create a vascularised flap, which is equipped with its own blood vessels. (wikipedia.org)
  • site
  • The clinical disadvantages of free-flap breast reconstruction surgery are: (i) the technical complexity of the plastic surgery procedure, (ii) prolonged surgical operation times, (iii) additional, secondary scarring at the flap-tissue donor site, (iv) possible medical complications at the flap-tissue donor-site, and (v) possible necrosis of the tissues harvested to create the free-flap. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disadvantages Besides a long scar to the abdomen, the surgical sacrifice of the rectus abdominis muscle can result in a higher risk of medical complications of the abdominal donor-site, such as hernia, and consequent intestinal protrusion (bulging), and pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Injury to the peripheral nervous system immediately elicits the migration of phagocytes, Schwann cells, and macrophages to the lesion site in order to clear away debris such as damaged tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Subsequently, the donor-site is treated with antiseptic drugs and covered with bandages. (wikipedia.org)
  • elsewhere
  • Transplanted tissues have transmitted transmissible spongiform encephalopathies and in the UK there have been more cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) than elsewhere in the world. (springer.com)
  • Gift
  • West Chicago, Illinois: December 19, 2012 -- The City of West Chicago honored Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network, the nonprofit organ procurement organization, at the Dec. 17, 2012 City Council meeting with a Proclamation commending its work in DuPage County. (dailyherald.com)
  • I want to express my gratitude to the family members who have made the decision to give the gift of life by donating their loved ones' organs and tissues," says Ms. Paterson. (niagarahealth.on.ca)