Frequently Asked Questions About the MCW Tissue Bank

Why am I being asked to participate in the Tissue Bank?

What kind of research may be done with my samples?

What is the Institutional Review Board or IRB?

Is this about donating organs or other body parts in the event of my death?

Can I donate blood even if I have infected/contaminated blood?

Can I donate blood even if I am worried about the effect of the blood draw on my health?

Can I donate tissue and no blood or vice versa?