Biobanks fuel medical research and improve the quality of life for children and their families all over the world. Here at BC Children’s Hospital we have Canada’s only institutional biobank dedicated to children’s research and you can be a part of it!
The next time you have a medical test at BC Children’s Hospital, you can help by giving just a little bit of your spit or blood. This sample will be used by our researchers to find out why children get sick and what helps them get better.
When you give a sample to the BC Children’s BioBank, you become part of the Hospital’s research team. It’s like being a secret superhero!
Researchers apply to the research ethics board and to the BC Children's Hospital BioBank committee for permission to use biobank samples and clinical information in specific health research projects. The research studies must meet strict ethical guidelines and international standards of good medical research practice. The BC Children's Hospital BioBank protects patient confidentiality.