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"Kimberling, William J" <[log in to unmask]>
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Communication for the Heartland Regional Genetics Group <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:49:15 -0500
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Concerning the cystic absent kidney,

I can only think that Richard Smith might be interested given that the fetus
has cystic/absent kidneys.

He may already have too many irons in the fire but I feel obligated to ask
and I am forwarding you email to him for him to decide.  Thanks for alerting


William J. Kimberling, Ph.D., FACMG
Director of the Center for the Study and Treatment of Usher Syndrome, Boys
Town Hospital
Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton Medical School
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Communication for the Heartland Regional Genetics Group
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Troxell, Robin M.
> Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 4:09 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: donation of 22week fetus for research
> Colleagues - Sorry if some of you receive this multiple times.  I am
working with a
> family whose 22 week fetus has multiple anomalies including heart defect,
> kidney, severe oligohydramnios, cystic hygroma.  Amnio is pending, and
family is
> considering termination.  Mother is very interested in donating the fetus
for some kind
> of research but would prefer to donate the entire body.  I have calls into
> brain and tissue bank but I think they do not accept the whole baby.  Also
> Greenwood Genetics as suggested by an old listserve post, but they do more
> autopsy than research.  Donate Organ America didn't feel that organs would
be useful
> though possibly tissue depending on the sample condition.  I think cord
blood donation
> is out at this gestation age.  Any other suggestions are appreciated.
> Robin
> ************************************
> Robin M. Troxell, MS, CGC
> Genetic Counselor
> University of Missouri Department of Child Health
> Mercy St. John's Hospital (Springfield, MO)
> (p) 417-820-9839
> (f) 417-820-3720
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