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MTF Biologics Announces Technical Award Winners

MTF Biologics Announces Technical Award Winners

Recovery partner organizations recognized for excellence in technical performance


Edison, NJ (April 30, 2020) — MTF Biologics recently announced winners of the 2019 Technical Awards. The awards were presented via webinar on April 30, 2020. This series of awards recognizes excellence in tissue recovery services.

“More than ever, it’s important for MTF Biologics to recognize the excellent work being done by our Recovery Partners in the procurement of tissues.  Their commitment to excellence and their dedication to donors, their families, and transplant recipients helps us all fulfill our mission of Saving and Healing Lives,” said Mike Real, Vice President, Procurement.


Golden Glove Award – In recognition of excellence in the sterile recovery of allografts for transplantation presented to Lifesharing and MTF Biologics Tissue Services - Rochester. 

Golden Scalpel Award – In recognition of excellence in the recovery of soft tissue presented to The Living Legacy Foundation and United Tissue Resources.

Golden Hourglass Award – In recognition of excellence in facilitating the release of donors presented to Lifebanc.

Golden Graft Award – In recognition of superior surgical technique in the skin allograft recovery presented to LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma.

Trinity Award – In recognition of excellence in the recovery of tissues needed to provide fresh Trinity allografts based on hemipelvis recovery rates and the bioburden rates presented to DonorConnect.

Neon Block Award – In recognition of excellence in the recovery of tissues needed to provide fresh osteochondral allografts based on en-bloc recovery rates, bioburden rates and the timely release of donor charts presented to United Tissue Resources.

Emerald Award of Excellence – In recognition of achieving and maintaining best practice levels for the entire year of 2019 in key performance areas presented to  Donor Network of Arizona, DonorConnect, LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma, MTF Biologics Tissue Services - Rochester, and Tissue Bank Manitoba.

Platinum Partner Award – In recognition of the recovery partner with best overall performance in all critical technical categories including donor release, bioburden results, soft tissue error rates, skin recovery, and hemipelvis and en-bloc recovery rates presented to LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma.

In addition to the Technical Awards, MTF presented recognition awards for all Partners who achieved best practice levels in any of the performance categories during 2019.

About MTF Biologics

MTF Biologics is a global nonprofit organization that saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science. It provides exceptional service, resources, and expertise to donors and their loved ones who give the gift of donation; patients who depend on tissue and organ transplants; healthcare providers who care for donors and recipients; and, clinicians and scientists advancing medicine through transplantation science and research.