Tissue Donation Program
For more information, contact Laura Isaacs in the Office of Research - firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical research often involves de-identified data or leftover patient specimens, such as tissue and blood samples. This research process is overseen through the regulated supervision of the Institutional Review Board.
What is a Leftover Specimen?
Blood or tissue which may have been removed during surgery or other procedures is sent to the Pathologist for medical analysis. A Pathologist is a doctor trained to examine a specimen under a microscope. After the analysis is completed and the specimen is no longer needed to make patient care decisions, the remaining sample is left over and available for donation to scientists with patient approval.
Complete the Specimen IRB Cover Page and Specimen Collection Worksheet and follow DUC application procedures.
Prior to receiving specimens, researchers will also be required to execute a Material Transfer Agreement.