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Are donated tissues safe?

Tissues are removed from donors by trained professionals. Once the tissues are removed, they are cleaned and processed to make sure they are safe and that they can be used in various procedures. Tissues are then sent to tissue banks for processing and distribution. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strict rules for how tissues are removed, processed, and distributed to make sure they are not contaminated.

The risk of infection from donated tissue is very small, so donated tissues are considered quite safe. Medical professionals adhere to very strict regulations about harvesting and handling tissue for transplantation, and all tissues are tested for infectious diseases in order to prevent transmission.

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