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Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank

The Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank (CBSB) is a tissue bank for samples from patients with haematological malignancies and normal individuals, including cord blood.

We also host the UK Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPD) sample bank, including several clinical trials for this group of disorders. Since our foundation in 2009, most of our work has involved recruiting and collecting samples and clinical data from patients both locally and nationally, in close collaboration with clinical and research staff. Our team consists of a core sample processing and quality monitoring laboratory, and research midwives and nurses liaising with clinical teams across CUFHT to recruit new and actively follow up existing patients on the study.

Existing samples and prospective collections are available to researchers working on ethically approved studies in malignant blood disorders and normal blood development. Between 2010 and 2015 we transferred over 2500 samples to local, national and international research projects.

The CBSB is based in the NHS Blood and Transplant Cambridge Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The laboratory and clinical teams are supported by the Cambridge NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, the Cambridge Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute and Bloodwise.

Further information for patients and researchers can be found at: http://www.haem.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-blood-and-stem-cell-biobank/

Or contact the biobank’s lead scientist and study coordinator:  

Dr Joanna Baxter
Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank
NHS-BT Cambridge Centre
Long Road
Cambridge
CB2 0PT

Tel: 01223 588048
Email: CBSB_admin@medschl.cam.ac.uk