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Akhtar N.,Tissue Banking and Biomaterial Research Unit TBBRU | Rahman M.S.,Tissue Banking and Biomaterial Research Unit TBBRU | Jamil H.M.,Tissue Banking and Biomaterial Research Unit TBBRU | Arifuzzaman M.,Tissue Banking and Biomaterial Research Unit TBBRU | And 2 more authors.
Cell and Tissue Banking | Year: 2016

Tissue Banking and Biomaterial Research Unit (TBBRU), the only tissue bank of Bangladesh, has been established to create an available supply of human tissue allografts for transplantation in Bangladesh. Since its establishment in 2003, TBBRU strictly follows the guidelines of tissue banking setup by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the European Association of Tissue Banks and the American Association of Tissue Banks. Though started serving from earlier, regular supply of tissue allografts from this bank were documented at the end of 2006. From January 2007 to December 2014, 3747 bones and 5772 amniotic sacs were collected from live tissue donors. During this period, 59,489 cc bone allografts and 23,472 pieces of amniotic membrane allografts were processed. In the same period, 58,483 cc bone allografts and 20,786 pieces membrane were supplied to different hospitals throughout the country on the basis of demand. The outcomes of the concerted efforts of tissue banking professionals and physicians were the restoration of health and hope of 3662 patients during the last 8 years. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Source

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