The Nebraska Biobank is a joint effort of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine. The aim of the Nebraska Biobank is to speed research in health care.
The Nebraska Biobank is made up of left-over blood samples from patients who want to take part. Health facts of the person such as illness, but not their name, will be linked to the stored sample so that researchers can ask for certain types of samples for their studies. These samples will be used by researchers to learn how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease and to better understand normal life processes.