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Louis Jares, BS, CTBS, D-ABMDI

Louis Jares, BS, CTBS, D-ABMDI

Education Director

Louis Jares is an Education Director with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF). Having been in the tissue banking industry for over 23 years, he began his work in the field of donation at the Mile High Transplant Bank in Denver in 1996 and has since also worked for Donor Alliance and The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank. Louis has a Bachelor of Science in biology and is also a Certified Tissue Bank Specialist (1998), a Certified Eye Bank Technician (2003), a Registered Diplomate with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (2006), and an affiliate member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (2009). He has participated in several committees and projects over the years including the AATB Accreditation and Education Committees, the Donor Alliance Mortuary Resource Committee, tissue banking consultation in the Republic of Colombia, Germany, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands. As part of his international work, he has had the honor of presenting at the European Association of Tissue Banks in Brussels, Belgium in 2014. Louis was a co-founder of the MTF Medical Examiner and Coroner Advisory Committee which he helped co-found in 2006 and kept active until the Committee’s dissolution in 2017. He is also a member of the NAME Ad Hoc Organ and Tissue Committee since 2015. His personal interests in research and Forensic Anthropology came together with a recently published journal article entitled Transplanted Allograft Bone in Forensic Anthropology published in the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging in March 2017. Louis hails from Denver, Colorado but currently resides in South Texas, between San Antonio and Austin.

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  • Contains 61 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/26/2023 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    The CTBS Prep Course includes lectures, slides, quizzes, live Q & A sessions, and additional study materials.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The donation and acquisition of birth tissues present a number of technical hurdles to an OTPO that already recovers cadaveric tissue for transplantation. Birth Tissue A – Z will provide an overview of birth tissue program considerations and challenges. Focusing on the essential building blocks of a successful birth tissue program, we will review aspects of the birth tissue program that differ from traditional cadaveric tissue programs. The role of physicians and hospital staff will be discussed and we will provide insight surrounding the structure and typical challenges that an OTPO can encounter when implementing a birth tissue recovery program.

  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This review of plasma dilution algorithms will provide professional tissue bankers with information never presented before including: When blood loss is important and when it is not; how algorithms differ depending on whether patient characteristics like gender, height, weight, and total body surface area. Attendees will have the opportunity to see how various case studies are evaluated by more than 20 different algorithms in use today.