York Tissue Bank

In collaboration with York Teaching Hospital NHS foundation Trust, York has established the York Tissue Bank (YTB): a tissue bank to help research into human disease. 

We aim to collect, store and build a repository of human tissue samples, such as urine, blood and tumours.

Our samples will be provided to researchers working on studies that aim to improve our understanding of human health and potentially lead to new methods of diagnosis, better treatments and vaccines for a wide range of diseases. We rely on participants to voluntarily gift their tissue samples for this vital future research.

Guidance for members of the public

The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) has recently published publically available guides that set out your basic rights when dealing with an establishment regulated by the HTA.

The guides also explain how the use of human tissue is regulated in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. This includes who can give consent for different activities, the information you should receive and options for using and disposing of tissue.

There are eight guides in total, each relating to the Codes of Practice we provide to professionals.

Approvals

York Tissue Bank has been approved by the Health Research Authority (National Research Ethics Service) Leeds East Research Ethics Committee (ref: 15/YH/0016); our license number granted by the Human Tissue Authority under section 16 (2) (e) (ii) of the Human Tissue act 2004 is 12604.

Contact us

James Fox
Tissue Bank Manager
biol622@york.ac.uk

Documents

All participant donations will be received with fully informed consent.

Current holdings

Applications

Publications

Other York resources

CellBank

The Bloodwise Childhood Leukaemia CellBank is a national collection of samples from children and young people with paediatric haematological malignancies.

Samples include live cells from bone marrow, plasma from peripheral blood and CSF. The bank also holds a collection of HLA typed cord blood.

Contact us

If you would like any more information about the tissue bank and the work we do,
please contact James Fox (Tissue Bank Manager): 
biol622@york.ac.uk

Email us

Contact us

James Fox
Tissue Bank Manager
biol622@york.ac.uk