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Wheaton World Wide Moving takes Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank to Houston for Tissue Donation Event
Wheaton World Wide Moving interstate agent, Crown Moving & Storage, loaded blood sampling machines and various medical equipment for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank (KTB) at the IU Simon Cancer Center in downtown Indianapolis. The items are being transported to Houston for a tissue donation event taking place on Saturday, Feb. 28.
KTB is the only known biobank in the world that collects healthy breast tissue for breast cancer research. The focus of the KTB is education, knowledge and prevention. The goal of the KTB is to figure out how to stop breast cancer before it begins, and to encourage development of targeted treatment for particular types of breast cancer which have no such therapy as of now. By distributing normal tissue for research, the KTB is able to accelerate research for the causes and prevention of breast cancer. To better understand the evolution of the disease, it is necessary to compare abnormal, cancerous tissue against normal, healthy tissue.
The Komen Tissue Bank is hosting the event in Houston at the Baylor McNair Campus, 7200 Cambridge, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 28. They have partnered with the Baylor College of Medicine, Pink Ribbons and the Houston Komen affiliate.
To donate, you need to schedule an appointment and must meet the following requirements:
- Are a female over the age of 18
- Are not taking blood thinners (not including aspirin)
- Do not have breast implants
Since 2008, Wheaton World Wide Moving has transported and set up blood sampling equipment for tissue collection events throughout the country. With breast cancer affecting so many people all over the country, Wheaton World Wide Moving is proud to assist with a small part of the KTB’s mission to accelerate the eventual cure for breast cancer.
To learn more about Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank, please visit http://komentissuebank.iu.edu/
Below are some pictures from loading at the KTB in downtown Indianapolis.