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2024 Webinar Series: Universal MS Tissue Pack Project: Updates and Q&A (Individual)

This webinar will be the debut  universal MS recovery packs! This webinar will cover the process of how the universal MS packs came to be as well as how you and your teams can access them for a more efficient and streamline recovery process! 

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn how the recovery pack list came to be;
  2. Learn what vendors these packs will be available to order from;
  3. Learn about the next steps upcoming for all creating universal supplies.

Target Audience: This activity is designed for professionals from entry-level to senior management positions in tissue recovery/acquisition, QA/QC, regulatory, processing and distribution in tissue banking.

Alyssa Harrison, ME.d., MBA, CTBS

VP of Tissue Operations

LifeShare Network

Alyssa Harrison serves as the VP of Tissue Operations at LifeShare Network. She has been in the donation industry for over 10 years, starting at United Tissue Network, a non-transplant domination organization.  In her current role, she oversees all aspects of Tissue Recovery and Donation Services, including day-to-day management, donor assessment and evaluation, organization policy, procedure protocol application, training, strategic planning, and administrative duties. She reviews and evaluates all performance metrics and key performance indicators with a primary focus on identifying opportunities for improvement and growth for both departments.  She works as an executive leader to develop and execute strategic plans and annual operative and capital budgets.

Alyssa is a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist and is an active member of AATB, having served on numerous committees, councils, and the Board of Governs. 

She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Adult Education and a Master of Business Administration.

Patrick Countryman, CTBS

Director, Tissue Recovery

New England Organ Bank

Patrick began his career in tissue banking in 2004 as a per-diem tissue recovery technician at Central Florida Tissue Bank. During his tenure at the Central Florida Tissue Bank in addition to tissue recovery, he assumed many roles which included taking referrals, evaluating potential donors, obtaining authorization and tissue processing. In 2007, Patrick joined New England Organ Bank as a full time Tissue Surgical Recovery Coordinator moving quickly into a supervisory role within the next year. Currently, Patrick is Director, Tissue Recovery.  In this role he has been instrumental in improving training procedures and standards of practice working diligently to retain staff and build strong cohesive teams.

Chris Proctor

Senior Education Director

Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation DBA MTF Biologics - Edison

Chris has over 30 years of experience in the tissue donation industry, primarily in the areas of tissue recovery, donor screening, program development and quality assurance/auditing.  He has been certified by AATB (American Association of Tissue Banks) for over 25 years.

During his career he has created and led multiple award-winning MS, Skin CV and SV recovery programs. Chris participated in the joint AATB/EBAA/AOPO/NFDA Task Force on Funeral Director relationships and helped create the Best Practices document. He currently serves on the AATB Standards Committee and is the sub-committee chair for the RADE Council Track for the AATB Annual Meeting.

He also has two tissue recipients in his family-his mom and his wife who received FLEX HD following breast reconstruction after breast cancer-the same month he started with MTF! Chris, Karen and their two special needs adult children-Alexandra and Jack, reside just outside of Ft. Worth, TX.  When not at work, Chris serves on the State of Texas Committee on Special Needs as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the local chapter of Meals on Wheels.   Chris also regularly instructs adults and children in martial arts.  He also builds and flies radio-controlled model aircraft, bow hunts and plays golf, albeit poorly...


2024 Webinar Series: Universal MS Pack
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