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INFORMED CONSENT - A procedure whereby information concerning the donation process is presented to the donor or donor’s next of kin with an opportunity for them to ask questions, after which specific approval is documented.
PROCUREMENT - Defined as guiding families through the donation process to ensure timely retrieval of vital organs and tissue for transplant.
PROCESSING - Processing means any activity performed on tissue, other than tissue recovery, including preparation, preservation for storage, and/or removal from storage to assure the quality and/or sterility of human tissue. Processing includes steps to inactivate and remove adventitious agents." 21 CFR 1270.3℗
DISTRIBUTION - Many tissue processing companies have direct & in-direct account managers that distribute allograft products to hospitals and surgery centers. Account managers will present allograft tissue information to surgeons at journal club meetings, grand rounds, surgery and conferences.
TRANSPLANTATION - Allotransplantation (allo- from the Greek meaning "other") is the transplantation of cells, tissues, or organs, to a recipient from a genetically non-identical donor of the same species. The transplant is called an allograft, allogeneic transplant, or homograft.