A nurse experiences the impact of tissue donation firsthand

May 12, 2022

LifeNet Health logo. Stacey DeMaranville says nursing runs in her blood and that she never considered any other career. This passion sprung from her mother, who was also a nurse and raised her children to always give back and help others.

In 2004, just a couple years into her nursing career, Stacey experienced a knee injury while skiing. She knew something was wrong immediately upon impact. As the reality of her injury set in, she began thinking about how she couldn’t afford to be out of work for an extended period of time.

Tests showed Stacey had torn her ACL. Her surgeon suggested an allograft tendon as the best option to repair the damage. To her pleasant surprise, Stacey experienced a rapid, two-week recovery and was soon back on the hospital floor caring for patients. Read Stacey’s full story here.

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