How could COVID-19 impact allograft safety?

It is well known that viruses can sequester in organs and tissues, creating the possibility of transmission during transplant. Until more is known about COVID-19 transmission and sequestration, it’s best to presume that there could be potential risks to patients receiving allografts. Therefore, implementation of guidelines which restrict tissue donation are necessary to preserve the […]


Introduction to Allografts

An allograft is a tissue transplant between genetically dissimilar members of the same species1. An allograft is different from an autograft, which utilizes tissue from the same individual’s body and is…


Understanding Tissue Sterilization, Part 2: Radiation Roundup

In Part 1, we reviewed the differences between aseptic processing and terminal sterilization. In this post, we’ll explore two validated methods of sterilizing tissue through radiation: gamma radiation and E-beam radiation…


Understanding Tissue Sterilization, Part 1: Aseptic Processing vs. Terminal Sterilization

When you need to procure allograft tissue, you want to be confident that it has gone through appropriate procedures to minimize the risk of infection. Any microorganisms present on a graft can cause infection…