About the Biobank

Help Advance Research for the Future of Medicine

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to providing extraordinary medicine and exceptional care. One way we can advance medicine and enhance care is through research. We invite you to help. You can help by consenting for use of leftover tissue, blood, and body fluid samples to the biobank at the time of your surgery or procedure, and by allowing access to your medical records in order to extract limited and protected datasets.

Patients also have the option to sign a one page Opt-In Consent online or during the admissions process. The opt-in consent permits the Cedars-Sinai Biobank to store leftover (remnant) blood, tissue and body fluid samples. These samples will remain from clinical testing, surgeries and procedures and will be used to conduct future research. The biobank collects blood and urine samples from patients who sign our Full Consent . By allowing us to use this material, you can help medical researchers discover new ways to diagnose, treat and possibly cure disease, such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer, blood, and joint diseases, among others.

At the Cedars-Sinai Biobank, we want to help make breakthroughs in novel treatments possible.

Participation in the biobank or any research study is always voluntary.