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“For it is in giving that we receive.”

Francis of Assisi

Bone Donors + Recipients

Some surgical procedures require the use of bone or tissue grafts. In some instances your surgeon may be able to use your own bone (autograft) for your surgery; however for complex procedures a donated graft (allograft) may be required, and your surgeon will request this from PlusLife.

The use of allograft (tissue donated by another person) is necessary due to the limited availability of your own bone. It can eliminate the necessity of your surgeon performing a second operation to retrieve your own bone, which reduces the time under anaesthetic, additional pain from the second surgical site, loss of mobility, and risk of infection at the secondary site.