A tissue graft from a donor of the same species as the recipient but not genetically identical. Compare with homograft.
- Perioperative nurses must be aware of current tissue handling practices when they participate in procedures to implant tissue and bone allografts.
- Research is currently focused on the role of superficial venous surgery and the use of cultured skin allografts.
- Reductions in the intensity of conditioning regimens for allografts will improve safety and increase applicability.
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