How to Donate to the BioBank

Participation

Biospecimens are collected from willing donors. Anyone can be a donor regardless of their health. Participants in cancer clinical trials will be asked to make a biospecimen donation. The donation process is simple, yet so valuable.

  • Receive answers to your questions from our biospecimen coordinators.
  • Sign an informed consent.
  • Complete a questionnaire about you and your family's medical history.
  • Allow us to collect blood, urine and/or saliva sample at the same time you are undergoing lab work for other tests or a tissue sample when you have a biopsy or surgery. Tissue donations will come from removed tissue that would otherwise be discarded.
  • Your consent to donate tissue or fluids will not affect your medical care in any way.
  • Ongoing donations of specimens from the same donor over their lifetime will make a significant contribution to cancer research.

Benefits

There is no direct benefit to participants. Many participants enjoy contributing to future medical discovery.

Confidentiality

Biospecimens and any health information collected will be handled in a confidential manner, and your identity will be protected. Every patient who participates is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.

Information that would directly identify you, such as name or address, will not be stored with your samples. In an effort to maintain confidentiality, the study personnel will use a unique six-digit code, rather than your name, as an identifier on study records and biospecimens.

Risks

The risks involved are what come with the general medical procedure you are scheduled for, such as lab work or surgery.

Will I receive results?

No. Results of our studies are strictly for research purposes.

What if I have questions?

Call toll free 855-211-1475 and a member of our staff will answer your questions. 

How do I sign up?

To take part or speak with one of our coordinators, call toll free 855-211-1475.

To participate, you must fill out a questionnaire about your family history of cancer and your personal medical history.


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