GTEx: Donors

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx)


Thank you for your interest in the GTEx project. The generosity of donors and donor families make this project possible. The goal of GTEX is to increase our understanding of how changes in genes contribute to common human diseases. This knowledge will improve health care for future generations.

GTEx will create information that will be useful to many researchers, studying many different diseases. The gift of your tissue or your loved one's tissue may lead to research which could help improve treatment for many people in the future.

There are two types of donor groups that participate in the GTEx project: 1) organ and tissue donors, and 2) surgical donors.

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Last Updated: August 12, 2012