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Welcome to the Blood Cancer UK Childhood Leukaemia CellBank

CellBank, an initiative of the blood cancer research charity Blood Cancer UK, is comprised of samples donated by children diagnosed with leukaemia in the UK. These samples are available for use by UK-based researchers in peer-reviewed and fully-costed research projects into childhood leukaemia.

CellBank also collects samples from children diagnosed with aplastic anaemia and other bone marrow failure disorders. More information is provided here

In 2017, CellBank was named Biobank of the Year by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC) and was runner up in 2019, receiving  an 'Honourable Mention'.

Cellbank is now merging with the CCLG Tissue Bank, to include biological samples from children with solid tumours. Together we are creating the UK's leading resource dedicated to storing samples and data of cancers affecting children and young people, called VIVO Biobank.

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Information for participants

Download copies of our information packs and find out more about the research that we help make possible

Information for clinical staff

Find information on the CellBank recruitment process and order copies of our recruitment packs

Information for researchers

Find out about our available samples and how to make an application to use them in your own research
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A CellBank account allows approved researchers to apply for samples 
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Learn about the research projects that have made use of CellBank samples


Scientific publications from projects using samples from CellBank

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