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

Presentation 2

Presentation Summary:

This session will focus on educating the tissue community on various differences and similarities in screening, eligibility and terminology between birth tissues and deceased tissue donation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Summarize common difference in terminology.
  2. Summarize differences and similarities between living and deceased donation.
  3. Review challenges and polarities between consent and authorization.
  4. Outline requirement differences between Physical Assessment and Physical Examination .

Compare & Contrast

Speakers: Anna Tirrell, CTBS and Holly Hewitt, CTBS
Day: November 14, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST


Anna Tirrell

Anna Tirrell

Anna Tirrell is the Vice President of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs at Birth Tissue Recovery, LLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She began her tissue banking career more than ten years ago processing amniotic membrane allografts. Since then, she has expanded her roles and responsibilities to include successfully guiding 510k medical device clearance, CE mark, and quality system design. She has extensive experience with FDA and ISO, quality system build-up, and industry knowledge. She is an AATB Certified Tissue Bank Specialist and serves the Association as a member of the Standards Committee, Program Committee and the Quality Council. Anna is dedicated to, and passionate about, educating others about the benefits of human tissue donation.

Holly Hewitt

Holly Hewitt

Holly has been in the tissue banking industry for 23 years and throughout that time has had the opportunity to work with many tissue recovery and processing organizations across the country. While the majority of her background is in cadaveric tissue banking, for the last 7 years she has been working with tissue banks that recover and process birth tissue from living donors. Holly currently lives in Sebastian, FL consulting for several tissue banking organizations that specialize in tissue from living and deceased donors. She is currently the chair of the Birth Tissue workgroup, has served on several AATB committees, and is a member of different organ and tissue donation organizations in the U.S. and Internationally.