What are the benefits of a bone bank?

Bone banks offer a bunch of advantages:

  • Ready supply of bones: They ensure there are always bones on hand for surgeries.

  • Shorter wait times: Patients don’t have to wait for a donor, leading to quicker procedures and recovery.

  • Less pain: Sometimes surgeons can use the donor’s bone (allograft) instead of taking a piece from the same person’s body (autograft), which can be less painful.

  • Safe transplants: Bones are carefully screened and sterilized to minimize infection risks.

  • Advancements in bone care: Bone banks work with researchers to develop new treatments for bone-related conditions.