In tissue banking, both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations operate to make up a network of tissue banks, organ procurement organizations and eye banks that recover and distribute tissue.
Not-for-profit and for-profit tissue banks work together through strategic alliances and partnerships:
- To benefit of all those involved in the tissue transplantation process, including transplant recipients, donors, donor families, physicians and hospitals.
- To obtain funding or expertise for research and development.
- Utilize their marketing capabilities and representative forces to increase exposure to the end user (i.e., hospital, physician).
- And/or to offer some financial stability for the near future over the term of such a contractual relationship.
Saving and Improving Lives
Millions of people receive tissue transplants that improve their lives, with minimal risk, in a highly regulated system supported by compassionate professionals and technical experts.
Saving and improving lives through tissue transplantation would not be possible without the tens of thousands of donors and their families who authorize the gift of tissue donation.