A biobank’s purpose and how it helps research

Sanford Health uses biobanks to store samples and health information for study

family members who may donate to a biobank

What is a biobank?

Biobanks play a crucial role in biomedical research by providing access to biological specimens linked to the donor’s health history. The BioBank at Sanford Imagenetics is a collection of biological samples and health information. By providing scientists with direct access to the Sanford BioBank, we are accelerating research and potential discoveries.

Who can participate?

Any person who is willing to give consent and have blood taken.

Do I have to pay to be part of it?

No, there is no cost to participate.

What will be done with my sample?

DNA from your sample will be extracted and stored at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Blood samples will be split into small storage tubes and placed into the biobank.

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