Re: tissues needed for QC and IHC banks
If you cannot send tissue blocks, we will happily accept slides of cut
sections, just make sure they are on plus + slides. Thank you.
> Dear Friends,
> This is a request for tissues to restore the NSH QC and IHC control
> banks. We have gotten 50 requests for tissues since Jan. 2002 and our
> supplies are dwindling. I will list here tissues needed for the IHC
> bank and for the QC bank. You can send tissue blocks for both to:
> Ethel Macrea 1910 Innovation Park Dr,
> Tucson,AZ 85737 USA
> Tissues needed for the IHC bank...
> Hodgkin, melanoma, CEA neg carcinoma, hpv+ cervix, skin, cervix, and we
> are desparate for LYMPHOMAS
> Ethel wrote for the QC bank...
> We need to restore the banks more than ever. If you know anyone who has
> a cache of controls for either special stains or IHC, can they submit
> them to me? I can cut them down, re-embed them, etc, but finding them
> is getting to be a huge job. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Right now I have folks begging for iron, fungus, gram, calcium and
> cervix the most. I cannot get my hands on any of these thus far. I
> have screened over 20 livers and found two small pieces that are
> positive for iron which I am sending out this week. Now, I have none
> left. Please pass the word around, we are needing tissues.
> Please help us keep these tissue banks going. Take a few minutes out of
> your busy days to gather some needed blocks and ship them off to Ethel
> ASAP. Be sure the blocks are labelled with the tissue and control
> element type, not the patient name or number. The entire histology
> community will be grateful for your contributions.
> Thank you for considering this request.
> Patsy Ruegg, Chair IHCRG
> Ethel Macrea, Chair of NSH QC and IHC Control Tissue Banks
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