Rapid Autopsy


Support Us

To support the Rapid Autopsy Program, mail a check payable to
"Johns Hopkins University" to:

Rapid Autopsy Program Fund—Dr. Jody Hooper
c/o Robert Kahl
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medicine
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

Online Donations: To donate online using a credit card or electronic check, please click here and select the "Rapid Autopsy Program Fund." Fill-in your donation information, and click "Submit." The Johns Hopkins Pathology online giving form may open in a new browser window. This is a secure site where all donations to the Department of Pathology at Johns Hopkins are collected.

Johns Hopkins University is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization. Gifts to our institution are tax-deductible.

If you have any questions about how you can help support our work at Johns Hopkins, please contact our development office at 443-287-7947.

Why Support Rapid Autopsy Program?

Rapid Autopsy is an entirely unique opportunity to collect specimens for research that are unlike any other and often could not be collected by any other method. Our program not only aids in critical cancer research but also assists in carrying out the final wishes of our extraordinary patients and their loved ones. These research autopsies are carried out at no charge to the family and we want to make sure that we can continue to offer this service to them and our researchers. Your tax-deductible contributions are used exclusively to help cover costs including transportation of the patients from home and hospice to Johns Hopkins, laboratory equipment and supplies, and staff salaries. Every contribution helps us in our mission to help improve the lives of patients with cancer and finding cures.