Allograft - Common Myths

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.


Common Allograft Myths

Tissue Banks are an Unregulated Industry?

All tissue banks are required by federal law to be registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are federally-mandated to adhere to strict regulations to ensure tissue quality and patient safety including, the Donor Eligibility Rule, and the Current Good Tissue Practices (cGTPs). 

To provide further safety oversight, Restoreflow has submitted and received voluntary accreditation through the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Tissue banks must also comply with the applicable state laws in which they operate. For a more comprehensive list of current state requirements for licensure, visit 

Allograft Tissue is Effectively Untraceable?

As required by law, every donated allograft tissue is assigned a unique identifier in order to properly trace, screen, test, and process the tissue. Going beyond industry standards and to maximize patient safety our team at Restoreflow utilizes a revolutionary technology known as the ISBT 128 Donor Coding/Labeling system, which can be used at any healthcare facility around the world providing for complete identification, information, and labeling of all our donated tissue.

For More Information Download Our Free Allograft Safety Checklist!

Download our Free Allograft  Tissue Safety Checklist!