About Us

Tissue donation

This section gives you details about how people can help research projects by donating either tissue from their body, or even their whole body itself.

In this section, you can find out about:

Why is tissue donation important?

Many areas of modern medicine depend on good access to different types of human tissue. This allows researchers to test new drugs and treatments on tissue before potentially carrying out trials with patients and volunteers.

Research test tubesHuman tissue is also used to investigate the development of diseases and conditions within different types of tissue. It is used to examine why the cells or tissues are not functioning correctly.

Clinical advances

The use of tissue for testing and investigations, helps us to better understand the way tissue reacts in different circumstances. This could lead to:

  • improved diagnosis of conditions or diseases
  • improved treatments
  • new drugs
  • cures.
© Copyright Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2018 Site by TH_NK