SAMPLE AND DATA COLLECTION FOR BIOBANKS
The process of sample collection depends on the specific biobank, but often involves a crucial informed consent process and the assistance of medical professionals. Donor data, including both demographic and medical information, are gathered and samples are collected in various ways depending on the type of tissue being donated. For instance, cancer biobanks often collect samples of surgically removed tumors from cancer patients. Regardless, biobank sample donations are designed to minimize discomfort or pain to the donor.