News Release 4.19.2017

Eye and Tissue Resources ANNOUNCES




April 19, 2017, Castle Rock, CO – In an effort to show our commitment to the tissue banking profession, Eye and Tissue Resources is pleased to announce our new designation as an AATB Affiliate Member.

AATB’s Affiliate Membership was introduced in 2015 as a membership category for organizations that work closely with tissue banks and support the tissue banking profession, but do not fit the criteria for AATB accreditation. Affiliate Members receive many of the same benefits as other AATB members, including discounted fees for AATB meetings and educational seminars as well as access to member-only discussion forums, documents and directories. Additionally, Affiliate Members receive reduced rates for all sponsorships and exhibitor fees. 

“The work Eye and Tissue Resources does aligns closely to the mission of AATB, and becoming an AATB Affiliate Member is an important way for us to demonstrate our support for the association and its goals.  We are proud to be an AATB Affiliate Member and we hope to further support tissue banking professionals by providing the best in consulting and auditing services,” said Darla Torkelsen, Executive Director, Eye and Tissue Resources.

“As an AATB Affiliate Member, Eye and Tissue Resources has demonstrated their support of AATB and our mission to save and improve lives by promoting the safety, quality and availability of donated tissue and we look forward to working with them,” says Frank Wilton, AATB President and CEO. 

About Eye and Tissue Resources

Eye and Tissue Resources provides Quality Consulting and Auditing services.  In collaboration; Dr. Michael Bauer, Jennifer Drago and Darla Torkelsen have created services to assist those in the eye and tissue recovery field.  

About AATB

The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) is a professional, non-profit, scientific and educational organization. It is the only national tissue banking organization in the United States, and its membership totals more than 125 accredited tissue banks and 1,800 individual members. These banks recover tissue from more than 30,000 donors and distribute in excess of 2.5 million allografts for more than one million tissue transplants performed annually in the U.S. The overwhelming majority of the human tissue distributed nationwide comes from AATB-accredited tissue banks.

For more information, contact:

Darla Torkelsen, MS

Executive Director


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