Principal Investigator: Erin Paquette, MD
Co-Investigator: Sabrina Derrington, MD
Research Coordinator: Laura Campbell - email@example.com
The Lurie Children’s PICU BioBank is a storage system for leftover body fluids or tissue samples that can be used for research. This research helps scientists learn new information about medical problems. When your child has blood drawn or other samples taken as part of their medical care, there is often leftover material. This material may contain cells, proteins and genetic material (DNA).
Normally, after your child's tests are done, extra material is thrown away. At Lurie Children’s, we can store this extra material in a BioBank. Researchers can then use samples from the BioBank for research to try to improve healthcare for children. Any researchers who want to use the BioBank must be approved by a group managing the BioBank. This group includes parents and scientists, along with other individuals. The group will ensure that the goals and process of the research are appropriate.
You can return to this site at any time to see what studies are using samples from the BioBank.