A Tissue Bank is a type of medical facility that collects, processes, stores and distributes tissue for transplantation. Tissue can include skin, bone and heart valves; it provides an essential resource to treat those suffering from illnesses or injuries. Tissue Banks are typically established by hospitals or universities and are regulated by local health authorities. Tissue processing facilities within the Tissue Banks use specialized equipment and validated procedures to ensure safety and quality control during tissue processing. Tissues donated to Tissue Banks must be processed according to standards set forth by regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Tissues from Tissue Banks may be used in a variety of clinical applications including reconstructive plastic surgery, wound healing, organ and tissue transplantation, and orthopedic surgery. Tissue Banks guarantee the safety of all tissues they collect, process, store and distribute by adhering to strict quality control measures throughout the entire supply chain process. Tissues collected by Tissue Banks can also be used to perform research that helps improve treatments for a variety of medical conditions.
The use of donated tissue has revolutionized modern medicine, allowing thousands of individuals to benefit from life-saving or restoring treatments. Tissue banks provide an invaluable resource for those in need, ensuring safety and reliability when it comes to donated tissue.
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This content was written for informational purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice. This article does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Tissues from Tissue Banks should always be processed according to the standards set forth by regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). For any questions regarding tissue donation, you should contact your local Tissue Bank. The author of this content is neither a licensed physician nor health care provider and therefore cannot give medical advice.