Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Donor Bank


About this study

The purpose of this study is to collect adipose tissue from patients undergoing elective surgery, or from healthy volunteers, test the donors to assure that they comply with all regulatory aspects required of healthy donors, expand and test mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC), and bank them for future use.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy donors undergoing elective surgery, or healthy volunteers not undergoing a surgical procedure
  • Donors greater than or equal to 18 years of age.
  • Either gender.
  • Must meet all tissue donor eligibility criteria.

Exclusion Criteria: 


  • Adults lacking capacity, or unwilling to sign informed consent.
  • Any history of therapy or treatment to the abdomen that may affect the fat (i.e., medication injections, Cool Sculpting, other cosmetic procedures, etc.).
  • Any history of malignancy or transplant.
  • Autoimmune disorders.
  • Any antibiotic resistant disease (i.e., MRSA, VRE, etc.).
  • Any chronic infections.
  • Any immunosuppressive medications or biologics.
  • Any long term use of steroid medications.
  • Inflammation of adipose tissue.
  • Any other significant morbidity that in the opinion of the PI would deem the donor ineligible.


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Allan Dietz, Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Sarah Wolhart R.N.

(507) 284-5985

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