Cardiovascular Tissue

ETB-BISLIFE is the only facility in the Netherlands specializing in the preservation and storage of donated cardiovascular tissues (heart valves and vessels), which mainly originate from Dutch donors.

In cases where no suitable tissue is available, ETB-BISLIFE will collaborate with a number of heart valve banks in other countries.

Our product range is listed below.

Valves

Tissue code
Description
Annulus diameter
A

Aortic valves

with/without arch
6 - ± 30 mm
Tissue code
Description
Annulus diameter
P

Pulmonary valves

with/or without bifurcation
6 - ± 32 mm

Patches

Tissue code
Description
diameter
X

Aortic patches

Non-valved aortic arch
lenght maximal: 85 mm
6 - ± 30 mm
Tissue code
Description
diameter
Y

Pulmonary patches

length maximal: 60 mm
length pulmonal artery minimal: 15 mm
6 - ± 32 mm
Tissue code
Description
diameter
Y-LPA Y-RPA

Split pulmonary patches

Patch is cut lenghtwise
length maximal: 60 mm
length pulmonaal arterie minimal: 15 mm
6 - ± 32 mm

Vascular tissue

Tissue code
Description
B

Aorto-iliac bifurcation

Abdominal aorta fragment and bifurcation in left and right iliac.
Proximal and distal diameters are measured in millimetres, total length is measured in centimetres.
Tissue code
Description
T

Thoracic aorta

Descending thoracic aorta
Tissue code
Description
IF

Artery femoralis/Iliaca

Right and left Iliac artery.
Having the two arteries in the same bag is also available.

Request tissue

To apply for tissue within the Netherlands, you can contact the Dutch Transplant Foundation (NTS).

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International requests

+31 (0) 71 408 3940