This volume is a hard-cover addition of the supplement 1 issue (vol 8, No. 2) of Transplantation Proceedings and contains well-edited papers presented at the symposium held in Washington, DC, between Aug 13 through 15, 1975. This symposium was organized by the United States Navy Tissue Bank and was aimed at presenting the current state of the art of tissue banking as well as showing the possibilities and hopes for the future.
Many aspects of tissue preservation, banking, and distribution are presented in this volume. In the section dealing with development and progress in tissue banking, 14 authors present the history of the pioneering effort of the United States Navy Tissue Bank as well as the activities of tissue banks in Poland, USSR, England, Czechoslovakia, and in various places in the United States. In the next part, dealing with clinical results of transplantation of the stored tissues and organs, 14