Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank

Cambridge Blood and Stem Cell Biobank collects and curates blood and blood-product derived samples from normal individuals and patients with blood and related malignancies, with particular emphasis on accessibility to purified tumour and stem cell populations from these samples. Set up in 2009, by 2016 the bank already contains over 12,000 samples, 70% from patients enrolled on research studies and clinical trials, and the remainder from cord blood donors. We specialise in bespoke fresh specimen collections for research into clonal blood cell disorders, autoimmune disorders and normal blood cell development.

Services

  • Ability to recontact
  • Access to the full pathology archive
  • Cell culture
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Fit and well (finding)
  • Hematologic neoplasm (disorder)
  • Leukemia, disease (disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Acute myeloid leukemia, disease (disorder)
  • Hematologic neoplasm (disorder)
  • Malignant lymphoma (disorder)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (disorder)
  • Myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, unclassifiable (morphologic abnormality)

Contact Information

Email:
CBSB_admin@medschl.cam.ac.uk
Address:

NHS-BT Cambridge Centre
Long Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 0PT
England

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 33 7 0 33 6 0
2016 38 10 0 38 10 0
2017 24 28 0 24 20 0
2018 23 25 0 21 20 0
2019 27 48 1 22 41 0
2020 10 10 2 7 7 1
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A