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The CIBMTR Biorepository offers investigators access to tens of thousands of transplant recipient and donor samples and associated clinical and validated immunogenetic data.

Requesting samples

There are two methods for requesting samples:

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Data submission requirements

In return for access to samples and data analysis support, investigators are required to submit the interpreted results of all sample assays to the NMDP. This data submission requirement ensures that all sample testing yields information that is readily available to the cellular therapy research community for subsequent analysis, and it eliminates or reduces duplicative testing to preserve resources and sample inventory.

Shipping and handling costs for samples from the CIBMTR Biorepository

When samples are shipped from the CIBMTR Biorepository, requestors are asked to reimburse shipping and handling costs at the following rates:

Sample Type Academic Rate Industry Rate
Filter Paper spot1 upon request $35.00
Non-viable samples stored at -80 °C2 upon request $120.00
Viable samples stored in liquid nitrogen3 upon request $300.00

1 per 0.075 mL dried blood on S&S 903 filter paper.
2 per 1 mL aliquot of whole blood, umbilical cord blood, granulocytes, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), B-Lymphoblastoid cell lines (B-LCL), plasma and serum. PBMC and B-LCL samples contain approximately 5 million cells per aliquot.
3 per 1 mL aliquot of cryopreserved whole blood, PBMC, and B-LCL.

Samples are usually shipped via FedEx overnight delivery. International shipments may require an additional charge.

Requestors may inquire about the availability of financial support to defer sample costs. Government rates for inclusion in federal grant requests are available upon request.

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For information about how to request samples, contact