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Restorative transplantation of donated human vascular allograft tissue for medical treatment has been successfully used for over 60 years, with over 1 million allografts used yearly. Below, you will find some of the more frequently asked questions and common myths regarding allograft transplantation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an allograft?
Allotransplantation is when various ligaments, veins, bone, etc. are transplanted from a genetically non-identical donor of the same species to a recipient. An allograft is the actual tissue donated or taken from one individual to be used for transplantation into another individual. While Restoreflow focuses solely on providing venous or vascular allograft tissue, allografts can also include skin, tendons, bones, and even heart valves.
What are the most common procedures using allograft tissue?
Allograft tissue has been successfully used in a number of various transplantation procedures including, knee joint reconstructive surgery, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, heart transplants, cornea transplants, shoulder repair, and other forms of ligament or bone transplants. Some common procedures using vascular allografts can include, bypass surgery and AV access.
Where does allograft tissue come from?
All allograft tissue is removed by a trained professional from an authorized donor who have given voluntary consent to donate their tissue ultimately enhancing another individuals quality of life. After consent is given the donor go through rigorous screening processes to ensure that no disease or infection are transmitted.
Is allograft tissue transplantation safe?
Allograft tissue has been successfully for over 150 years, with vascular allografts being used for over 60 years, with almost 1.5 million allografts used each year in the U.S. Each individual allograft tissue is thoroughly screened and tested to verify that the tissue is viable for transplantation and to reduce the risks of disease or infection transmission.
To maximize the safety of every patient we have implemented a 3 Stage Quality Control Plan including:
For More Information Download Our Free Allograft Safety Checklist!