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Edison, NJ (January 24, 2019) - MTF Biologics announced a new tissue recovery agreement with Lifeline of Ohio, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Lifeline of Ohio will recover musculoskeletal, dermal and birth tissues on behalf of MTF Biologics.
Kent Holloway, CEO of Lifeline of Ohio said, “MTF Biologics and Lifeline of Ohio are both focused on honoring donors and donor families. We look forward to empowering more Ohioans to save and heal lives through this relationship and, ultimately, to making a difference in patients’ lives in Ohio and throughout the US.”
Joe Yaccarino, President and CEO of MTF Biologics said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Lifeline of Ohio as we continue to advance innovations in tissue transplantation for people of all ages. Lifeline of Ohio shares our commitment to saving and healing lives, and this new relationship will allow us to continue to provide solutions for a broad range of challenging health conditions.”
About MTF Biologics
MTF Biologics, also known as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, is a nonprofit organization based in Edison, N.J. It is a consortium comprised of leading organ procurement organizations, tissue recovery organizations and academic medical institutions, and governed by a board of surgeons who are leading experts in tissue transplantation. As the world’s largest tissue bank, MTF Biologics saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science. Since its inception in 1987, the organization has received tissue from more than 130,000 donors and distributed more than 8.4 million grafts for transplantation. Through its IIAM subsidiary, it has placed more than 58,000 non-transplantable organs for research. Through its Statline subsidiary, it has managed more than 11.3 million donor referrals. For more information, visit www.mtfbiologics.org.
About Lifeline of Ohio
Lifeline of Ohio is federally designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to facilitate the donation process in Central and Southeastern Ohio and two counties in West Virginia. Lifeline of Ohio is an independent, non-profit organ procurement organization whose purpose is to promote and coordinate the donation of human organs and tissues at the 78 hospitals within its service area. As a licensed tissue bank, Lifeline of Ohio’s tissue recovery services are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).