Allografts have been safely used in a variety of medical specialties for many years. In the United States more than two million allografts are transplanted into patients each year.(1) Allografts come from donors who go through a strict screening and testing process in accordance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) standards before they are considered for donation. Donors are assessed at the time of donation according to U.S. Public Health Service guidelines, including discussions with physicians and/or family members, to identify circumstances which may lead to the exclusion of the donor. Not every donor is accepted.
Although allografts go through strict screening, testing, and sterilization methods, the potential for transmission of infectious agents may exist. The Allofill process includes terminal sterilization to greatly reduce this risk. Ask your doctor about risks associated with your treatment and the possibility of adverse reactions.