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Sanford BioBank

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You don’t have to be a scientist to impact medical research.

By donating a blood sample, you can contribute to research that benefits your family, friends and neighbors. A small sample is all it takes to help discover medical advancements for future generations.

Providing a sample to the Sanford BioBank is a one-time donation. It isn’t a test that provides results to the participant.

There is no cost to participate.

Donating is Easy

The only requirement to donate is you must be 18 years old or older. Request a consent form here.

Sanford BioBank will review your information and contact you when you’re approved to donate. To get your blood drawn, stop by any Sanford Health lab.

Be part of the future of medicine. Call (844) 692-4622 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Sanford BioBank

Who can participate in the BioBank?

Any Sanford Health patient who’s 18 years old or older and willing to give consent and have blood taken can participate.

Can I participate if I’m not a patient of Sanford Health?

Yes. Please call (844) 692-4622 for more information.

Do I have to pay to be part of the BioBank?

No. There is no cost to participate in the Sanford BioBank.

What will be done with my sample?

DNA from your sample will be extracted and stored in the BioBank at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Blood samples will be split into small storage tubes and placed in the BioBank.

Will I receive results at the end?

No. This is a one-time blood draw that doesn’t provide results.

In what types of research may my sample be used?

Samples may be used for population genetic studies, cancer research or other large-scale investigations.