ITHS is pleased to be one of four partner institutions in NWBiospecimen. Through the NWBiospecimen, patients at Fred Hutch, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and UW Medicine can donate blood and tissue samples after clinical tests have been performed. These donated samples are then connected to research projects that are working to develop tests for the early diagnosis, and treatment, of cancer and other diseases.
University of Washington’s Willed Body Program is a whole body donation program for donors from Washington State. The gift of your body to the UW School of Medicine is an invaluable contribution to the education of future healthcare providers that enables them to study and understand the complexity of the human body in a way that is not possible by any other means. In addition to helping health professional students to master complex anatomy, your donation will allow medical researchers to develop and maximize important tools to help their patients.