For sample donors

Samples for clinical studies and diagnostic purposes have been collected throughout the history of medicine. Methods for collecting samples and consent practices have varied greatly, depending on the legislation and policies. The difference between traditional sample collections and the new biobank concept is that samples collected in a biobank can be used for a variety of future research needs, not just for a defined specific research purpose.

More information about biobanks and biobank research is available at our website biopankki.fi