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Ever heard of donating biospecimens for research?
When a person donates biospecimens—blood, fluid, or tissue samples—it gives researchers the opportunity to better understand, treat, and prevent medical conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s.
Biospecimens are especially needed from Latinos, who suffer health disparities.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, to tweet about the need for biospecimen donations, how researchers use the donations, and how you can donate to improve health for all people!
- WHAT: #SaludTues: What Is Biospecimen Donation and Should You Donate?
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, July 5, 2022
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Melissa Simon, Health Equity Researcher, Northwestern University (@DrMelissaSimon); Marianne Henderson, Biobanking Expert (@hendersmk); Diane “Dee” McGarvey, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (@DeeMcGy); Dr. Ruben Mesa, UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson (@UTHealthSAMDA & @mpdrc); LatinaStrong Foundation (@LatinaStrongDr); Public Health Maps (@PublicHealthMap)
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What are biospecimens?
- What is biospecimen donation?
- Why do we need biospecimen donations from diverse populations?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English. Share stories and resources to encourage biospecimen donation!
#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.