Donor Network West Celebrates First Phase Of Tabula Sapiens Project
A celebration of the first phase of Tabula Sapiens Project at Donor Network West. The project involves procurement of a large number of non-transplantable organs and tissue for the purpose of building a cell atlas solely based on gene expression.
Numerous laboratories across Stanford and UCSF Medical Schools in close collaboration with Chen Zuckerberg Initiative have partnered to test and optimize methods of single cells gene expression in numerous organs and tissues throughout the human body.
There is no doubt that this project could identify numerous new types of cells in organs/tissues studied that have not been identified in animal models before.
Donor Network West saves and heals lives by facilitating organ and tissue recovery for transplantation and research. The organization was established in 1987 and is an official Donate Life organization accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). Federally designated to serve 45 counties in Northern California and Northern Nevada, Donor Network West partners with the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state-authorized donor registries. For information, visit DonorNetworkWest.org and follow us on social media: @mydnwest.