Most Americans say they would donate tissue to research

January 28, 2015 4:16 PM

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Most Americans say they would donate tissue to research

Most Americans are willing to donate samples of their body tissue for use in research, but their willingness drops when they're told about possible morally charged uses of their specimens, a new study finds.

Researchers surveyed nearly 1,600 adults, and found that 68 percent said they would donate tissue samples to a biobank, which is a facility that stores biological samples for use in future research. What's more, these participants also agreed that their tissues could be used in any future research, ...

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