Winter Newsletter 2016

Dear Friend of AGR,
 
Happy New Year 2016! We are pleased to announce the relaunch of our company newsletter. On behalf of our entire team, we would like to say thank you to all of our donors, donor families, and supporters of AGR's non-profit, whole body donation program  to advance medical science and education! AGR had many milestones last year and we are looking forward to a wonderful new year. 

Warm Regards,

Kana R.Neibert, Assistant Director of Compliance & Operational Oversight
We Are AATB Accredited !
On December 31, 2015, Anatomy Gifts Registry received formal notification that we have officially been accredited as a Non-Transplant Tissue Bank by the American Association of Tissue Banks
(AATB)!
We are honored to receive this accreditation  and believe it will further demonstrate our commitment to excellence in service and compliance with the highest possible operational standards. 
News & Feedback

AGR In The News:

Our team had the  privilege  of contributing to an article the family of Barbara Dougherty
gave regarding her donation to AGR in October 2015. We are thankful that families share the donation stories of their loved ones to continue to encourage the importance of tissue donation. If you have a story that you would like to share with us, please contact AGR at  info@anatomygifts.org
 or call 1-800- 300-5433.

The full article can be found below:

 
Your Feedback About AGR's Services:

Surgical Skills Suite/Bioskills Laboratory:

"I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much we all enjoyed this morning's lab at AGR. Your presentation was fantastic...just the right level and tone for EMS providers just beginning their ALS training. As we discussed, I'm already signed up as a future donor, so I was particularly impressed with the respect and appreciation with which you treated those who have entrusted AGR with their remains. Once again, on behalf of all of our students, thanks so much to you and AGR for such a wonderful learning opportunity." 
-Adam P.

Current Research

Glioblastoma
Research

Several AGR donors from 2015 went on to support Glioblastoma research initiatives. Glioblastoma  is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor  in human beings. Glioblastomas represent about 15% of all brain tumors. Survival rates after diagnosis are generally 12-15 months. AGR recognizes the impact this disease has on society and believes in fully supporting research to better understand and treat this type of cancer.

Multiple Sclerosis
Research

AGR placed several donors from 2015 into a research study conducted by a highly r egarded  teaching university specifically focused on treating multiple sclerosis Many people suffering from this disease have signed up as Future Donors on AGR's Donor Registry. AGR is committed to continuing to support MS research related endeavors. 

Diabetes  Research

A large majority of AGR donors have a personal or family history of diabetes.
AGR has a research client specifically studying the affects of diabetes on bone health. Many diabetic patients develop debilitating orthopedic conditions as result of this widespread disease. AGR placed many donors into this study during 2015.   







Pediatric Spine Conditions Research

AGR partnered with a special team of researchers solely focused on treating pediatric spinal problems that result from conditions or traumatic injury. Adult donors with scoliosis and other orthopedic conditions were successfully matched with this special project with the hope of continuing to improve the lives of children.

Outreach & Education



AGR In The Community:

Our Outreach and Education team participated in several national conferences and events during 2015. Here is a list of some of our activity:

*Exhibitor and Team Participation in the Maryland Donate Life Family Fun Run 
*Participant at the Baltimore County and Howard County Senior Expos

Would your organization like AGR to provide your staff with an in-service about whole body donation? Would your group benefit by AGR's attendance at one of your events? Are you interested in touring the AGR facility, learning more about our non-profit program, and meeting our dedicated staff? Do you have a group that is interested in setting up a lab event? Please contact us at  info@anatomygifts.org
 or call 1-800-300-5433. 
Need To Update Your Future Donor File? Out Of Packets & Forms?
If you are signed up on our Donor Registry, now is a great time to contact us to update your file with any new medical history information, change of address, or changes you would like made to your consent form. AGR launched a new consent form in March of 2015. To reach our Donor & Family Services Department, please call 1-800-300-5433 or email us at info@anatomygifts.org.  

Do you work with future donors or donor families and need additional registration packets or AGR related materials? We can supply you with documents via email, fax, or standard mail. You may also download the AGR brochure by clicking  here. To reach our Donor & Family Services Department, please call 1-800-300-5433 or email us at  info@anatomygifts.org
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