The Ottawa Hospital Hematology Biobank, Canada

Certification Status: Invite Member
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: Founded in 2009 the Ottawa Hospital’s Hematology Bio-Bank stores tissue samples from patients seen in the Division of Hematology for a variety of conditions. Samples collected include: peripheral blood (buffy coat and plasma), buccal swab and bone marrow. The samples are processed, bar code-labeled (de-identified) and stored in vapour-phase liquid nitrogen at the Biorepository, Civic Campus, of The Ottawa Hospital.

Registered Biobank Name The Ottawa Hospital Hematology Biobank
Biobank Leader Katya Godard
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Mitchell Sabloff
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: