Did you know that tissue transplants and tissue banking are not a new phenomena?
In fact, the first transplant was done in the 12th century and the nation’s first tissue bank, United States Navy Tissue Bank, was founded in 1949. During the last 40 years, orthopedic surgeons have used bone grafts extensively for a wide variety of indications. This clinical experience, demonstrating the safety and efficacy of bone graft, has resulted in a dramatic growth in tissue banking.
With this growth has come increased regulation and stringent safety standards driven by both the FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Today, the list of types of tissues that are cryopreserved (bones, skin, eggs, sperm, etc.) is long and varied and the record of successful transplants/implants is also impressive.
CellBank’s tissue banking partners have long histories of maintaining the highest quality standards. This means you will have peace of mind that your bone and marrow will be treated with the utmost care and respect.
Our bottom line promise is that when you need any of your stored products for either a surgery requiring bone grafting material or an approved stem cell therapy, you can trust that your cryopreserved tissue is available for you.