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AlloSource and Integra LifeSciences Announce Anchor Gifts to Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors' Never Alone Campaign



CENTENNIAL, Colo. and PLAINSBORO, N.J., Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource, one of the nation's largest providers of cellular and tissue allografts, and Integra LifeSciences, a leading global medical technology company, today announced anchor gift donations to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors' Never Alone Campaign. The campaign is dedicated to raising money for strategic initiatives that will enable the Phoenix Society to provide a community of support, as well as resources and tools, for burn survivors and their families.

The Never Alone Campaign supports burn survivors around the world by providing access to the Phoenix Society's programs, networks and resources. Programs include hospital-based peer support, an online community to connect with people around the world, resources for children and families, online learning courses for life skills following a burn injury, education grants and the annual Phoenix World Burn Congress. The Phoenix Society's goal is to raise $6 million during the campaign.

"We are honored to support the Phoenix Society as they continue to strengthen their resources for burn survivors and their families," said Thomas Cycyota, president and CEO of AlloSource. "The Never Alone campaign deepens our commitment to serving as part of a broad support system to those around the world who are healing from a burn injury.  The strength of the burn community inspires us to honor tissue donors through our allografts, as well as our dedication to our partnership with the Phoenix Society."

AlloSource and Integra LifeSciences are longstanding providers of products to help burn survivors physically heal, and the organizations' partnerships with the Phoenix Society provide an opportunity to support emotional healing. The anchor gift donations to the Never Alone campaign allow the Phoenix Society to expand its programs, resources, and tools to help ensure burn survivors do not face recovery alone.

"We are very proud to work alongside the Phoenix Society to help provide additional support and make a difference for burn survivors and their families," said Peter Arduini, president and CEO of Integra. "We have personally met many burn survivors and their families that benefit from Phoenix Society's programs and are inspired by their stories. The Never Alone Campaign is a great platform to continue to build awareness and help burn survivors with the psychological and emotional aspects of their recovery."

Both AlloSource and Integra LifeSciences are attending the Phoenix Society's World Burn Congress, taking place October 4 ? 7 in Dallas, Texas.

About AlloSource
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 patients heal from 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 Integra LifeSciences
Integra LifeSciences is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for clinicians, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care.  Integra offers innovative solutions, including leading plastic and regenerative technologies, in specialty surgical solutions, orthopedics and tissue technologies.  For more information, please visit www.integralife.com.

About Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
People who suffer burn injuries often have a challenging time getting back to living. Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, the leading non-profit organization supporting burn survivors, helps them do exactly that. Since 1977, the Phoenix Society has worked with survivors, families, healthcare professionals, fire service professionals and donors to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention. 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 www.phoenix-society.org.

AlloSource Media Contact:
Megan Duggan
Corporate Communications Specialist
720. 382. 2766
mduggan@allosource.org

Integra Media Contact:
Laurene Isip
Senior Director, Global Corporate Communications
609. 750. 7984
laurene.isip@integralife.com

 

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