The UVA Cancer Center seeks adults over the age of 18 to participate in a research study to store blood samples in a repository for future research. A repository is like a bank, where blood samples are frozen and stored. The exact research that will be done on the stored samples is not known at this time; however, researchers may use these samples to learn more about:
• What affects transplant and cellular therapy results
• The distribution of tissue type in populations
• How to match donors and patients for bone marrow transplants
If you agree to participate, you will be asked to provide about 2 tablespoons of blood before your transplant or cellular therapies. If you agree to participate and you are a donor, 2 tablespoons of blood will be collected before or shortly after your donation.
In the future, we may ask you for another blood sample and at that time, you can choose to give another sample if you want to.
Study-related (insert exams, tests and experimental medication) provided free of charge.