Yes. Once you have consented to participate in the APCB you will be assigned a unique ID under which your samples and clinical information will be stored. Once the donation has occurred, the samples will be stored securely at the relevant State Node of the APCB. Each sample will also only be identified by a unique identification number. Donor details are held securely on computer database and in locked files. Only authorized Tissue Bank staff will have access to your personal information.
Researchers have access to the samples and associated clinical information only through the unique identification number. No donor is ever identified by name in any publication(s) or presentation(s) that results from the research.
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