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Tissue donation

Tissue donation

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ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ANTONIA REEVE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Tissue donation. Man filling out a consent form for tissue donation. He is doing this in advance of a hip replacement operation. The head of the man's femur (thigh bone) will be removed during the operation. It will be kept for use in bone graft surgery to reconstruct bones that are damaged through disease or injury. Bone can be stored for up to five years at -80 degrees Celsius.

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