As a Donor
If you are diagnosed with cancer in a hospital where a WCB nurse or consent trained clinical team are situated, you may be approached to ask if you would be willing to donate samples. If you agree, it will not affect your clinical treatment in any way – the surgeon will not take any more tissue than they usually would and your treatment will not be adversely affected. We will ask for a couple of additional tubes of blood when you are having other bloods taken.
Unfortunately, WCB does not have a presence in all hospitals or clinics so we cannot guarantee that the opportunity to donate samples will be available to all patients.