What is a Biorepository, what is a Tissue Bank?

A Biorepository or Tissue Bank is a collection of tissue and other samples, such as blood, which have been collected from patients with their permission and stored safely so that they are available for use in medical research by doctors and scientists.


TBR welcomes feedback from patients and encourages patients to either speak directly to the nurse consenting them or, if they prefer, to contact us via this website. Any complaints regarding the activities or personnel involved in TBR should be directed to Professor Frank Carey, Lead Pathologist, and all issues will be thoroughly investigated.