Safety

Biohazard and Infection Control

Although the Tissue Bank attempts to avoid supplying tissues contaminated with such highly infectious agents as hepatitis, AIDS, etc., all tissues should be handled as if potentially infectious. The Tissue Bank accepts no responsibility for any injury (including death), damage or loss that may arise either directly or indirectly from their use.

The investigator assumes all risks and responsibility in connection with the receipt, handling, storage and use of tissues. The investigator receiving these tissues also assumes full responsibility for informing and training all personnel in the dangers and procedures for safe handling of these and other human tissues.

The investigator must agree to indemnify and hold harmless the West Virginia University Tissue Bank and the Department of Pathology from any claims, costs, damages or expenses resulting from any injury (including death), damage or loss that may arise from the use of tissues provided by the Tissue Bank.