New York, NY: Today’s New York Times (February 17, 2009) featured a front page article discussing the benefits of platelet healing gel in the care of professional and amateur athletes. A Stanford professor noted that “everyone wants to get back to what they do for play or for work as quickly as possible” and that platelet rich plasma helps to achieve faster recovery. Dr. Ross Clevens of Melbourne, FL has been a thought leader in plastic surgery regarding the use of platelet healing gel to speed healing and reduce downtime after facial plastic surgery. Dr. Clevens has used platelet gel in nearly 500 cases per year for the past 5-6years. Today’s story in the New York Times highlighted the use of platelet healing gel in the treatment of professional athletes from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Baltimore Ravens. Doctors from Stanford, Erasmus and the University of Pennsylvania were also interviewed for this headline article.