His research involves analyzing left over fluid and tissue samples from chest and abdominal drains and surgery. After the fluid or tissue is removed and processed by your hospital, he will use it to try to grow LAM/TSC cells in order to better understand the disease.  There will be no additional medical tests for you and no cost to participate. If you are willing to donate such specimens, he would like to have the samples collected and sent to his lab through the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) Private Donor Program. The NDRI is a nonprofit organization funded by the NIH which facilitates the transfer of these precious biospecimens to a number of labs for these kinds of studies. Please contact the NDRI at 800-222-6374 or privatedonorprogram@ndriresource.org.  It is helpful to register as a donor well in advance of any procedures.  Thank you for your participation.