Tissue Banking

Tissue Donation

Donors give the patients the gift of life. Tissue donation is purely altruistic. Tissue donors are mostly heart-beating or non-heart beating deceased donors. Some tissues are also procured from living donors, such as Amniotic Membranes. Following the process of consenting, a careful donor assessment is made. This donor assessment includes comprehensive past medical, social, behavioral history and physical examination. These activities are in line with minimizing the risk of transmission of diseases to the lowest possible limit. In addition to assessment, laboratory testing are performed using advanced techniques to ensure tissues are free from pathogens. Testing comprehends of serological, microbiological and tissue-specific testing. Tissue recovery is done in a sterile condition, and in a standard way of packaging, tissues are sent to tissue bank facilities for next step, processing.

Tissue Processing

In this step, tissues are trimmed, sized, and incubated in antimicrobial agents for decontamination. The processing procedures vary based on the tissue types. In all cases; however, morphologic assessment is an important part.
Culturing is also a crucial step, before and after of antibiotic decontamination. Culturing is done to rule contamination with all known organisms out. Processing is carried out under clean condition of class 100 laminar flow hood in class 1,000 clean room.

Allograft Products

Tissue grafts play a crucial role in reconstructive, reparative, and replacement surgeries, and they come in two forms: bone grafts and soft tissue grafts. These grafts are essential for patients with various health issues, as they enable surgeons to restore or enhance damaged or missing tissues.
Bone grafts involve the transplantation of bone tissue from one area of the body to another. They are commonly used in procedures such as spinal fusion, joint replacement, and repairing bone fractures. Bone grafts provide structural support, promote bone healing, and stimulate the growth of new bone tissue.
Soft tissue grafts, on the other hand, involve the transplantation of various types of biological matter, including cartilage, tendon, nerve, and skin. These grafts are utilized in procedures such as skin grafting for burn victims, reconstructive surgeries for breast cancer patients, and repairing damaged tendons or ligaments. Soft tissue grafts help restore function, improve appearance, and enhance the overall quality of life for patients.