CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas Cycyota, the president and CEO of AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures to advance patient healing, received the LAS Alumni Humanitarian Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The LAS Alumni Humanitarian Award honors a graduate of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who, through outstanding leadership or service, significantly improves or enhances the lives of others. Cycyota graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. He has been the president and CEO of AlloSource since 2000, leading the organization in its commitment to developing and distributing life-saving and life-enhancing allografts.
"Receiving this award from my alma mater is a remarkable honor and speaks to the amazing possibilities of donated human tissue," said Cycyota. "I truly believe this award belongs to our AlloSource staff and organ procurement organization partners because they do the hard work that helps all of us maximize the sacred gift we are entrusted with."
Under Cycyota's leadership, AlloSource has grown into one of the largest providers of allografts for use in medical procedures. The company offers a variety of products for use in spine, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopedic, reconstructive, trauma and wound care applications and is committed to developing innovations to advance the potential of tissue donation.
AlloSource is one of the largest nonprofit cellular and tissue networks in the country, offering more than 200 types of precise cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing. For more than 20 years, AlloSource's products have bridged the proven science of allografts with the advanced technology of cells, offering life-saving and life-enhancing possibilities in spine, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopedic, reconstructive, trauma and wound care procedures. As the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, fresh cartilage tissue for joint repair and skin allografts to help heal severe burns, AlloSource delivers unparalleled expertise and service to its growing network of surgeons, partners, and the country's most reputable organ procurement organizations. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit allosource.org or our educational website, allograftpossibilities.org.
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