The Cambridge BioResource is one of seven centres around the country that together make up the NIHR BioResource. The Cambridge BioResource is based on the Addenbrooke's Hospital site and is a collaboration between the Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre, the University of Cambridge, NHS Blood and Transplant and the Medical Research Council, with additional support from the MRC Cusrow Wadia Fund and the Milly Apthorp Charitable Trust. It has ethical approval from the NHS Cambridgeshire Research Ethics Committee.
The Cambridge BioResource was initially set up in 2005 as a collaboration between the University of Cambridge, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit and in 2006, the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.
Since 2007, over 8,000 blood donors from NHS Blood and Transplant (formerly the National Blood Service) have joined during their local blood donation sessions. More recently, volunteers from the Cambridge CardioResource have been invited to join the Cambridge BioResource and we have entered into collaboration with clinics at Addenbrooke's Hospital to recruit patients. Throughout the development of the Cambridge BioResource many additional volunteers have also been recruited in the Cambridge area and the panel now exceeds 12,000 volunteers.
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