Hello and Welcome to the Penn Medicine BioBank
The Penn Medicine BioBank supports researchers by providing centralized access to a large number of annotated blood and tissue samples. This bank of samples and linked data will be an invaluable resource to the Penn Medicine basic, translational, and clinical research communities. Ultimately, this approach will enhance knowledge regarding the genetic and pathophysiological basis of multiple disease processes and will permit improved preventive and therapeutic strategies. Through these studies, researchers hope to find new ways to detect, treat, and maybe prevent or cure health problems. Some of these studies may be about how genes affect health and disease, or how genes affect response to treatment. Some of them may lead to new products, such as drugs or tests for diseases.
During your visit to the University of Pennsylvania Health System, you may be invited to participate in the Penn Medicine BioBank by donating a blood and/or tissue sample and allowing access to health information. Your donation will enable better research studies. Participation is completely voluntary and altruistic.
By donating today, you can impact the healthcare of future generations.