CENTENNIAL, Colo., Oct. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cartilage, cellular, bone, skin and soft-tissue allografts to advance patient healing, received the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors' Harman Award for philanthropic leadership. The award is presented to an individual, family, corporation, foundation or service organization with a proven record of exceptional generosity through direct financial support and charitable responsibility.
In 2013, AlloSource pledged an annual financial contribution to fund the Phoenix Society's Educational Grant Program – the first and only national scholarship program created for burn survivor students. Over 163 students have received an education grant since the program's inception in 2002.
"The skin allografts we provide help burn survivors physically, but we wanted to be a part of the full cycle of healing by supporting the mental and emotional aspect of recovery as well," said AlloSource President and CEO, Thomas Cycyota. "The resilience and strength of the burn survivor community inspires us every day and we are privileged to partner with the Phoenix Society."
AlloSource is one of the largest processors of allograft skin to save and heal burn survivors. The company remains committed to the processing of human skin for burn care because it is widely considered the gold standard in burn treatment.
"As our anchor Vision Partner, AlloSource has committed the largest gift in our history to be used over the next five years," said Amy Acton, Executive Director of the Phoenix Society. "They are leading the way to assure there is greater access to the Phoenix Society's community of support and services."
The Harman Award was presented on October 20th at the 28th Annual World Burn Congress in Providence, Rhode Island.
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.
About The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
People who suffer burn injuries often have a challenging time getting back to living. Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors helps them do exactly that. Since 1977, the Phoenix Society has worked with survivors, families, healthcare professionals, firefighters and donors to support burn recovery, improve the quality of burn care and prevent burn injuries. We are the leading non-profit organization helping survivors meet their challenges with the community support and the tools they need to thrive again. Phoenix Society, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, takes its name from the legendary bird that is consumed by flame but rises again, more vibrant than before. To learn more, visit http://www.phoenix-society.org.
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