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Edison, NJ, October 3, 2017 — The world’s largest tissue bank has a new name – MTF Biologics. Formerly known as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the non-profit organization today announced it has changed its name to reflect how it has evolved over the last three decades from an organization started by orthopaedic surgeons to fill a need for high quality tissue to treat malignant bone tumors to an innovator in tissue regeneration serving a diverse range of healthcare providers and their patients.Read More
August 11, 2015 —Denver, Colorado - Statline, a leading provider of communications and technology systems for the donation and transplantation communities, today announced it has processed its 10,000,000 organ/tissue donor referral.
Since its inception in 1997, Statline has provided highly specialized communications and technology expertise to the donation and transplantation community. Statline facilitates donation, transplantation and research through products and services that provide a vital link between donor hospitals, procurement organizations, transplant centers and researchers. Statline’s committed team engages with the entire donation process from donor screening, messaging, registry, donor recovery through allocation and placement.
The 10,000,000th referral was taken from a hospital in Wisconsin, working with the BloodCenter of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Donor Network, a long-time Statline partner.
Colleen McCarthy, Wisconsin Donor Network/Wisconsin Tissue Bank Vice President said, “Every referral is a tragedy for a family, but out of these tragedies come incredible acts of kindness and generosity. This referral, like all the others, carries extraordinary responsibility and respect. I am comforted to know that our partners at Statline are there right along with us to take care of our donor families and grateful transplant recipients.”
Alison Smith, Statline General Manager said, “This accomplishment is one we celebrate not because it is a number – it is what that number represents - a partnership with our organ and tissue procurement colleagues and most importantly, the generosity of donors and donor families whose willingness to give the gift of life made a difference in the lives of so many. We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to ensure that more organs and tissues are available because of our mission, like theirs, is to save and enhance lives.
Statline, located in Denver, CO, serves more than 80 procurement agencies in the US and Canada. Statline is a subsidiary of MTF, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation which located in Edison, NJ and is one of the nation’s leading tissue banks.