Cartilage donation

ETB-BISLIFE stores cartilage for transplantation. Cartilage tissue originates from patients who donated rib cartilage following a surgical correction of their thorax.

The thoracic surgeon treating these patients will discuss the option of cartilage donation with them. Cartilage donation takes place in collaboration with several Dutch hospitals.

We process the donated cartilage to produce pieces of cartilage measuring different lengths. Potential applications include facial reconstruction.

Cartilage Donation leaflet (Dutch)