Roy Mayfield, CTBS
In his current role, Mr. Mayfield manages the daily activity of tissue recovery services clinical staff throughout Gift of Hope's service area. While his main office is in Springfield, IL he splits his time between both the Springfield office and Chicago office. He develops and implements clinical policies, procedures and protocols for all aspects of the tissue donation process. Mr. Mayfield’s area of personal interest is coordinating special tissue and bone grafts for patients at risk of limb loss due to cancer or other medical or traumatic conditions as well as maximizing the recovery of split thickness skin for burn patients in need of the life-saving grafts. Roy's previous work at Gift of Hope included fucntioning as Coroner/FH /Pathologist Liaison in downstate Illinois, working to encourage and facilitate donation in Central Illinois. He also implemented Gift of Hope's embalming program for tissue donors. He worked with Memorial Medical Center and Southern IL School of Medicine on their Vascular Composite Allograph (VCA) program. His role was in training and networking between the OPO and transplant center as well as Department of Plastic Surgery at SIU. Roy is a certified tissue banking specialist, a member of the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), and has served as a national committee member for the AATB, speaking at national conventions about successes with special tissue and bone grafts.