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Bone Donation Program – The SAN Hospital
Australia-wide, up to 3,000 orthopaedic and spinal patients requiring bone graft during surgery have benefited thanks to San patients’ donation of femoral heads otherwise discarded during hip replacement surgery.
The San does close to 500 hip surgeries a year and in 2017 more than 100 patients donated their femoral heads making the San one of the largest donors in Australia.
Each donation can be used for various grafts for up to 2-4 patients.