York Tissue Bank

In collaboration with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the University of York has established the York Tissue Bank: a tissue bank to help research into human disease. We aim to collect, store and build a repository of human tissue samples, such as urine, blood and tumours. These can then be given to researchers for their studies. These studies will aim to improve our understanding of human health and potentially lead to new methods of diagnosis, better treatments and vaccines for a wide range of diseases. We rely on participants to voluntarily gift their tissue samples for this vital future research. Our Bioresource is described in detail here: https://openbioresources.metajnl.com/articles/10.5334/ojb.49/

Existing samples:

  • Carcinoma in situ of prostate (disorder)
  • Fit and well (finding)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Fit and well (finding)

Contact Information


Immunology Haematology and Infection, York Biomedical Research Institute
Department of Biology / Hull York Medical School
University of York
Wentworth Way
North Yorkshire
YO10 5DD

Last Updated: 06/06/2021

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A 1 N/A N/A 1 N/A
2020 N/A 1 N/A N/A 1 N/A
2021 1 2 N/A 1 2 N/A
2022 N/A 2 N/A N/A 2 N/A