Komen Tissue Collection Project
Donating healthy breast tissue samples will help scientists better understand the causes and prevention of breast cancer.
Physician scientists in the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine have joined forces with Susan G. Komen Houston and the local Pink Ribbons Project organization to collect healthy breast tissue samples for the Komen Tissue Bank at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis – the only repository of healthy breast tissue in the world.
The Komen Tissue Bank offers a unique way to participate in research, by providing an invaluable resource to enable research on the causes and prevention of breast cancer.
Donate Tissue to Help Advance Research
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center McNair Campus - 7200 Cambridge St. Houston, TX 77030
Register to Be a Tissue Donor
If you live in the Houston area, and would like to donate your healthy breast tissue, please call the KTB at 866-763-0047 or register through this link http://komentissuebank.iu.edu/tissue-donors/register-to-donate/.
Participation requirements - To be a donor, a participant must:
- Be a woman at least 18 years of age.
- Not be on blood thinners.
- Not have breast implants.
- If pregnant or breastfeeding, must call for consultation prior to registering for an appointment.
Women who have had breast cancer may participate if they have an unaffected breast.
If you live in the Houston area, and would like to donate your healthy breast tissue, please call the KTB at 866-763-0047 or register through this linkhttp://komentissuebank.iu.edu/tissue-donors/register-to-donate/.