BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL BIOBANK – COLLECTION OF MATERNAL SAMPLES & CLINICAL DATA FOR FUTURE RESEARCH

Principal Investigator: Dr. Suzanne Vercauteren

The BC Children’s Hospital Biobank collects, processes and stores samples and clinical data from women and babies to create a bank (or library) of samples. These samples can be used in future research to better understand the causes of diseases in women and families, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment and preventing diseases.

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Primary Contact: Ashton Ellis, Research Coordinator, 604-875-2000 ext. 7841

About the study: Doctors and scientists at BC Women’s Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital have created the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank (BCCHB). The BCCHB collects, processes and stores samples and clinical data from women and babies to create a bank (or library) of samples. These samples can be used in future research to better understand the causes of diseases in women and families, with the ultimate goal of improving treatment and preventing diseases. The BioBank would like to invite you to donate blood, leftover blood, umbilical cord blood, and placenta to our BioBank. The majority of these samples are typically discarded at the time of birth, unless needed for clinical purposes or personal reasons. No additional time will be required on your behalf, aside from signing the consent form.

Why is this research important? Research carried out on your samples may help our understanding in pregnancy including complications related to pregnancy and how this affects the mother and babies with the ultimate goal to develop new treatments option. By agreeing to participate in the BioBank, you can contribute to many different studies while just signing one consent form.

Study status: Recruiting

Who can participate: We are currently and actively recruiting all women who plan to deliver at BC Women’s Hospital to participate. You are still eligible to participate in the BioBank if you are signed up for Canadian Blood Services’ Public Cord Blood Banking program.

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