Have you ever wondered what you can do to help prevent breast cancer on a more personal level? The Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center offers the opportunity for women to donate tissue, whether they've had cancer or not, to lead to a better understanding of the breast cancer process.

Here's a look at what the tissue bank does.

The Komen Tissue Bank will be hosting a tissue collection this Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at Oncology Hematology Associates in Newburgh. Your tissue donation could lead better treatments or a cure.

To participate, you must:

-Be at least 18 years of age.

-Have the ability to understand and the willingness to sign an informed consent.

-Be willing to give an hour and a half of your time to complete a questionnaire and breast sample tissue collection.

-Inform as to whether you routinely get antibiotics prior to a dental procedure.

-Not be allergic to local anesthetics such as lidocaine.

-Not be receiving a therapeutic blood thinner (does not include aspirin).

-Not have breast implants.

Please call the Komen Tissue Bank at 877-763-0047 or go HERE to inquire about registration or the tissue donation process.


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