The History of Skin Banking

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Event Dates: 
February 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Presentation 1

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will provide a detail, comprehensive review of the history of skin banking and the evolution of this process over the years.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the changes which skin banking has undergone.
  2. Understand challenges faced in the premier field of skin banking.
  3. Understand historical changes which have impacted current best practices.

The History of Skin Banking

Speakers: Walter Recker, BS, CST, CTBS, Amber McAfee, BS, MBA, and Glenn Greenleaf, CTBS
Day: February 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

 

Walter Recker

Walter Recker

Walter began working with LifeCell in 2003. He currently holds the position of Regional Field Manger. In this capacity, Walter works with a number of tissue banks and organ procurement organizations throughout the Central United States, and is responsible for the coordination of tissue procurement and on-site training, as well as technical and material support. Walter is a Certified Surgical Technologist, Certified Tissue Banking Specialist and active member of the American Association of Tissue Banks.

Amber McAfee

Amber McAfee

Amber McAfee is the Director of Sales, Tissue Banks and Life Sciences for Exsurco Medical. Previously she served a non-profit organization as the Executive Director for the International Society for Organ Preservation and was the Director of Organ Preservation Services at Lifebanc in Cleveland, Ohio. Ms. McAfee earned a Masters of Science in business administration, with a specialization in healthcare administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2010. Her Bachelor of Science is from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA, which she earned in 2008. She began her surgical career by serving in the US Army for 8 years as an Operating Room Specialist/Combat Medic and then a Surgical Technician/First Assistant In 2011, Ms. McAfee served as Lead Surgical Assistant/Volunteer on a medical mission trip focused on surgical burn and wound procedures in Tamale, Ghana.

Glenn Greenleaf

Glenn Greenleaf

Glenn has served as LifeCell’s Director of Tissue Services since 1994. He is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining tissue procurement sources for LifeCell. Prior to joining LifeCell, Glenn was the Director of the Regional Tissue Bank at the University of California, San Diego (USCD), and served on the staff of the UCSD Regional Burn Center. Receiving his CTBS in 1989, Glenn has been actively involved with the AATB since 1986. He has served as a member of the AATB Board of Governors and on various committees.