Why are donors needed?
With more tissue samples and data to study, it’s more likely that researchers will spot patterns that teach us about diseases and treatments. So more donors equals more potential for progress.
What are the benefits & risks?
The benefits of donating can be far-reaching – you could help shape medical knowledge. But there are risks too, from sharing personal data to finding out genetic information that affects you and your family.
Questions to ask before donating
What are the implications of donating DNA – for you and your family? What exactly are you consenting to? What feedback will you get? Could researchers contact you? It’s vital to feel confident before you commit.