Patients/General Public

Information for the Public and Patients

Confidentiality of your information | Patient Information Sheet | Research Ethics Approval | Transplant Organ Donation


You can be assured that any samples which you donate to our tissue bank for research will be stored anonymously and no information which could identify you will leave the Trust when your material is sent to a researcher.

Information Sheet

We have produced a Patient Information Sheet which explains more about donating samples. To read the information sheet please click here.  If you wish, you can give your permission for left over material collected as part of your diagnosis or treatment to be donated.  You can also agree for additional samples to be collected during your procedure or during your follow-up care, provided that such removal does not create any detrimental effects for you or require you to have any additional procedures. To read the consent form please click here.

Further Information

If you would like to contact us for further information please click here.

Research Ethics Approval

Some research projects have their own ethics approval from the National Research Ethics Service ( to use human material donated by patients specifically for that project. However, many projects do not have this type of approval and could therefore benefit from the use of material donated through the Tissue Bank.
Papworth’s Research Tissue Bank research ethics approval to ask patients visiting the Trust if they would be willing to donate certain material (e.g. blood, unused biopsy material, sputum) to the Tissue Bank for the purpose of medical research and for the development of new treatments.

Organ Donation for Transplantation

If you would like to find out more about donating organs for transplantation please click here

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