The Human Research Tissue bank, an integral part of the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.
Some research projects use tissue samples taken with permission specifically for that project. However, many projects benefit from the use of tissue samples that are no longer needed after the necessary diagnostic tests have been completed, provided you give us permission to do this.
At some stage during your visit to the Trust, you may be asked to sign a form indicating whether you wish to donate surplus tissue. We also request that we can review your medical notes for research purposes. Please remember that our priority is making a diagnosis and treating your disease. Your medical treatment will not be affected in any way if you do not want your surplus tissue to be used for non-diagnostic purposes.