Donor Exclusion in the National Blood Service Tissue Services Living Bone Donor Programme

@article{Pink2005DonorEI,
  title={Donor Exclusion in the National Blood Service Tissue Services Living Bone Donor Programme},
  author={Fred Pink and Ruth M. Warwick and Judith Purkis and Janne Pearson},
  journal={Cell and Tissue Banking},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={11-21}
}
National Blood Service (NBS) Tissue Services (TS) operates living donor and deceased donor tissue banking programmes. The living bone donor programme operates in collaboration with 91 orthopaedic departments across the country and collects bone donations, in the form of surgically removed femoral heads (FHs), from over 5000 patients per annum undergoing total hip replacement. Bone donated via the living programme constitutes approximately 55% of the total bone donated to NBS. Non-NBS tissue… CONTINUE READING

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