Directed by Surgeons
When an allograft arrives in your OR, you expect certain things. Like, for example, that the donor was healthy and not above a certain age. And that the tissue was processed in a way that did not compromise its functionality. The unfortunate fact is, those things are true only some of the time.
Although there are national standards and protocols for tissue banks, they only set a baseline for the industry. Beyond that, regulations leave a lot to interpretation, so standards vary significantly from bank to bank. Add to that problems with supply and inventory for many banks, and things get even more complex.
There’s only one tissue bank where you will, without question, get the most clinically sound, safe allografts processed from the most carefully selected donors, every single time — the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation.
MTF wasn’t born from a corporate board room and business plan. It was founded by a small group of academically-based orthopaedic surgeons in the late 1980s. Their goal was simple: Do what’s right for patients, surgeons, tissue donors and their families. There would be no compromises or short cuts. MTF would be non-profit, so it would answer to doctors, not shareholders. And they established three guiding principles for our organization:
Make more safe tissue available to patients. MTF has worked tirelessly to build strong relationships with the leading organ, eye and tissue recovery organizations in the U.S. This gives us consistent and continual access to the most preferred donors.
Provide the highest quality tissue. MTF is the only tissue bank with a Medical Board of Trustees, comprised of surgeons from world-renowned institutions. Our board sets our standards, which are among the most stringent in the industry.
Advance the science of tissue transplantation. Through our commitment to research and development, we’ve maintained an exemplary safety record and have continually delivered a broad range of advanced tissue forms.