• registries
  • It also includes the development of a national forum on donor registries, a new model donor card, and increased cooperation between HHS, other Federal agencies, and State governments to promote donor awareness. (archives.gov)
  • All 50 states have passed legislation authorizing recovery agencies to honor a registered donor's decision to make an anatomical gift," says Aisha Michel of Donate Life America, the group that helps states develop their donor registries. (kanw.com)
  • Donor Alliance, the federally designated, non-profit organ procurement organization and American Association of Tissue Banks accredited tissue bank serving Colorado and Wyoming announced that more than 950,000 names were added to the state donor registries in 2014. (donoralliance.org)
  • 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)
  • These animals were analyzed for proliferation of cells in the donor tissue, both in healthy and in rejecting grafts. (lu.se)
  • Breast-reconstruction mammoplasty can sometimes be realised with the application of a pedicled flap of tissue that has been harvested from the latissimus dorsi muscle, which is the broadest muscle of the back, to which the pedicle ("foot") of the tissue flap remains attached until it successfully grafts to the recipient site, the mastectomy wound. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • cornea
  • The study confirmed the fact that older tissue functions just as well as younger tissue," said Mannis, UC Davis professor, chair of the UC Davis Eye Center and co-principal investigator of the cornea study. (theaggie.org)
  • A trephine (a circular cutting device), which removes a circular disc of cornea, is used by the surgeon to cut the donor cornea. (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)
  • The field of muscle tissue engineering attempts to address this problem through the design of a functional muscle construct that can be used to treat the damaged muscle instead of harvesting an autologous muscle flap from somewhere else on the patient's body. (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)
  • contamination
  • In order to ensure the quality of donor tissue and reduce contamination and disease transmission risks, three regulations addressing manufacturing activities associated with human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/Ps) were promulgated in May 2005: The first requires companies producing and distributing HCT/Ps to register with the FDA. (wikipedia.org)
  • neural
  • This study was performed in order to analyze the mechanisms and dynamics of neural xenograft rejection, as well as neurobiological properties of the donor tissue. (lu.se)
  • As a result of this high incidence of neurological injuries, nerve regeneration and repair, a subfield of neural tissue engineering, is becoming a rapidly growing field dedicated to the discovery of new ways to recover nerve functionality after injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • allogeneic
  • In this case, alloreactive T cells are stimulated by donor APCs which express both the allogeneic MHC and costimulatory activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • It only takes minutes to register to be an organ and tissue donor and you could save the lives of more than 10 people. (vic.gov.au)
  • register
  • in fact, willing organs donors must also register online to make their donor status official. (sickkids.ca)
  • Any Manitoba resident, 18 years of age and over, can register online their intent to become an organ and tissue donor. (chrisd.ca)
  • Please consider becoming a donor, it only takes two minutes to register . (niagarahealth.on.ca)
  • We are incredibly proud of the increasing donor designation rates, and thankful that so many Colorado and Wyoming residents have made the selfless choice to register as organ, eye and tissue donors," said Sue Dunn, president and CEO of Donor Alliance. (donoralliance.org)
  • If you think you've already registered via your driver's licence, please double check by logging into your MyGov (External link) Medicare account or call the Organ Donor Register on 1800 777 203. (vic.gov.au)
  • 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)
  • procedure
  • But sometimes donated tissue is used for someone's elective plastic surgery, like a penis enlargement procedure. (kanw.com)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Functional analysis of a tissue engineered muscle construct is important to illustrate its potential to help regenerate muscle. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • cells
  • The alternative, performing an analysis on primary cells from multiple tissue donors, does not have this advantage. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, supposed thyroid lines were actually melanoma cells, supposed prostate tissue was actually bladder cancer, and supposed normal uterine cultures were actually breast cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neuroregeneration refers to the regrowth or repair of nervous tissues, cells or cell products. (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)
  • In direct alloantigen recognition, the involved dendritic cells are donor derived. (wikipedia.org)
  • sign
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Health
  • Once an individual is registered on the Be a Donor site, their decision is recorded in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care database. (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)
  • construct
  • To this end, alignment of the tissue engineered construct is extremely important. (wikipedia.org)
  • A variety of assays are generally used to evaluate a tissue engineered muscle construct including immunohistochemistry, RT-PCR, electrical stimulation and resulting peak-to-peak voltage, scanning electron microscope imaging, and in vivo response. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • often
  • Through the organ donor program, Americans can provide hope to those who face difficult and often life-threatening conditions caused by the failure of vital organs. (archives.gov)
  • While immortalized cell lines often originate from a well-known tissue type, they have undergone significant mutations to become immortal. (wikipedia.org)
  • Suction blisters are often used in tissue serum research in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic research fields. (wikipedia.org)