This year, National Donor Sabbath occurs from November 14-16. During National Donor Sabbath, donor families, transplant recipients, and donation and transplantation professionals participate in services and programs to increase awareness of organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage donor designation.
Extraordinary People: Saving and Improving Lives through the Gift of Cells and Tissues
Tissue Bank Specialist Certification
January 16, 2015 - Recent news events have generated questions from the public about non-transplant anatomical donation. While these events did not involve an AATB accredited organization, the AATB would like to clarify some facts for the public about non-transplant anatomical donation.
More than 1 million skin, tissue and bone allografts are used each year in the United States. "But the chance of getting an infection from implanted grafts is pretty close to zero, because of the steps many banks take to ensure the safety of donor tissue," says Ross Wilkins, MD, the medical director at The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk and senior medical director at AlloSource, a non-profit tissue bank in Centennial, Colo. Here are 3 tips to ensure your facility partners with a reputable provider.
Teams with the Transplant Games of America are currently recruiting tissue recipients for the next Transplant Games to be held June 10-15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio! Tissue includes: skin graft, musculoskeletal (bone and soft tissue), cardiac tissue, ocular tissue, vascular tissue and nerve.
AATB is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2015 Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) Examination. The CTBS Exam will be held at the AATB Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA and all satellite locations on Saturday, September 24, 2016.
The AATB recognized the following award winners at the 2015 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please join us in congratulating them on their accomplishments.
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Carson Palmer delivered this message about tissue donation at the #2015AATB Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona.
AATB is pleased to host the 2016 Quality and Donor Suitability Workshop. This workshop will be educational and interactive, providing the attendee with a better understanding of not only significant steps involved with donor screening, but also how to effectively implement a quality program. Click below to read more and register now!
AATB is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (CTBS) Examination. The CTBS Exam will be held at the AATB Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA and all satellite locations on Saturday, September 24, 2016.