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Tommy’s National Reproductive Health Biobank aims to provide researchers with access to a very large resource of human tissue and data that are vital in helping us to find new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent pregnancy complications. Also, to identify causes of poor pregnancy outcomes, by understanding key events that determine successful outcome of pregnancy.

Tommy’s National Reproductive Health Biobank will bring together a high level of expertise and facilitate collaboration, both nationally and internationally. The biobank has approval from Wales Research Ethics Committee to consent donors for this project. The donors are consented at the four Tommy’s funded research centres, which all hold HTA licences:

The Human Tissue Act 2004 covers England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It established the Human Tissue Authority to regulate activities concerning the removal, storage, use and disposal of human tissue. Human tissue legislation in Scotland differs from that in the rest of the UK. The NRS Biorepositories are  accredited by an independent expert panel using criteria comparable to those for research tissue banks in the rest of the UK. For more information please visit hta.gov.uk

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