Licensed Non-Transplant Anatomic Bank through the New York Department of Health - Strict guidelines governing the facility operation, recordkeeping, handling, storage, and dissemination of human tissue. Amongst the most stringent oversight bodies in the industry.
Permit to Operate Tissue Bank, State of Maryland - AGR, unlike similar organizations, is permitted to recover and store tissues recovered from its donors, with appropriate permission, for purposes of transplantation. Its modern transplant recovery laboratory offers a facility that is unparalleled in safety, security, and cleanliness in the industry. The program is headed by a medically-licensed practitioner whose expertise helps ensure the safety and efficacy of AGR’s grafts.
Registered Tissue Bank-Food and Drug Administration FDA - AGR is registered with the FDA as a Transplant Tissue Recovery Agency.
Permitted Crematory, State of Maryland - Another AGR innovation, AGR has two, state-of-the-art, operational cremation retorts at its fully functional, on-site crematory. As a member of Cremation Association of North America (CANA), AGR adheres to industry standards and functions in accordance with Maryland’s environmental protection laws. AGR is the only Tissue Bank in the U.S. with its own on-site crematory.
AGR’s Management - With a combined 80 years of experience, AGR’s management is unsurpassed for knowledge and sensitivity for donors and their families, and the researchers and educators who have come to rely on AGR.
To learn more about AGR’s current accreditations, licenses, and permits, please call 1-800-300-5433, fax 410-863-0497, or email firstname.lastname@example.org