This volume of tissue banking is the second of a series extending the interdisciplinary field. All of the authors of this book have been major contributors of scientific and medical publications in their respective specialities. There are articles covering blood transfusion; bone marrow and stem cell transplantation; immunology and the role of immunology in musculoskeletal transplantation, various aspects of cryopreservation of organs, cartilage and tendons; organ perfusion preservation; the history and long term follow-up of osteochondral allografts, both frozen and fresh; neurosurgical applications; cardiovascular applications; the use of skin and newer biological membranes for wound coverage.The book is of particular importance, in that it has been written in memory of Kenneth W Sell, MD, PhD, a pioneer and promulgator of tissue banking and transplantation. Many of the physicians, surgeons and scientists who trained under his leadership have gone on to distinguish themselves in the various aspects of transplantation. Many of them have contributed to this book, exemplifying the diversity of Dr Sell's contributions to tissue banking and transplantation.
The contribution of Kenneth W. Sell to the progress of tissue banking - Kenneth W. Sell - reflections on a successful life; brief history of the United States Navy Tissue Bank and Transplantation Programme; Captain Kenneth Sell's living legacy; American Association of Tissue Banks - the present and future; progress in blood transfusion and marrow transplantation - the red blood cell transfusion trigger; marrow transplantation from donors unrelated to patients - the role of the Department of Defense; marrow and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation; immunological developments in support of orthopaedic surgery - cardiac myocytes as rare targets of cell-mediated immune responses; immunobiology of bone allografts - current knowledge; cryopreservation of organs and tissue - surgical reconstruction of allograft - cryopreservation of tissues and organs; a 20-year experience with hypothermic pulsatile perfusion as the primary mode of renal preservation; preservation of chondrocyte viability during long-term refrigerated storage of osteochondral allografts; the effects of cryopreservation and irradiation on human patellar tendon allografts; osseous and osteochondral transplantation - long-term results of allograft replacement in the management of bone tumours - a retrospection; long-term results of fresh osteochondral allografts for osteochondral defects of the knee secondary to trauma or osteochondritis dissecans; the contribution of tissue banking in cardiovascular surgery and neurosurgery - neurosurgical applications of allogeneic tissue; cardiovascular tissue transplantation; banking and clinical use of human skin, biological membranes and acellular dermis - human skin banking - past, present and future; biological skin cover - banking and application; evaluation of collagen membranes as biological dressings; experience in the use of foetal membranes for the treatment of burns and other skin defects; acellular human dermis for in vitro and in vivo skin grafting.