For Patients & Donors

Advance medical research and be part of the cure by donating your samples

In the age of precision medicine, the bounds of healthcare's potential seem limitless. But without readily available patient samples, biomedical discovery is slow, imprecise, and often limited.

That's why patients like you are so important.

Contributions of biospecimens—blood and other biofluids, tissue, and cells—by philanthropic patients fuel medical discovery, leading to new diagnostics and therapies with the potential to benefit millions of patients worldwide.

Your Identity is Safe

Make your specimens available for research with confidence. Our specimen procurement process is conducted to the highest data privacy and protection standards. Plus, all data undergoes de-identification, so it cannot ever be traced back to you.

It’s Clear Patients Want to Contribute

Multiple studies show a desire to strengthen medical research:

of U.S. patients consent to the use of their remnant clinical specimens for medical research.1


said they believe the donation of human biospecimens is important.2


agreed to donate biospecimens when given a detailed consent form.3


Patient-Researcher Partnerships Can Do Great Things

Help Medical Researchers Learn About Disease

Before any medical advancements can be made, medical researchers must first understand how a disease infects, grows, and thrives within the human body.

Help Scientists Develop New Diagnostics or Treatments

New diagnostics and treatments undergo rigorous testing before being introduced to patients. Access to biospecimens for testing can lead to the development of safer and more effective therapies.

Help Improve Patient Care

With access to more specialized treatments targeted at individual diseases, doctors have more tools at their disposal, allowing them to more effectively care for their patients.


Curious What Types of Samples We Offer?

Learn about our vast array of banked, archived, prospective, and custom collected human biospecimens available for research.

How to Help Patients Donate

With multiple studies reporting high percentages of people willing to donate, it's clear patients want to help accelerate research. Spreading the word, educating patients, and communicating respectfully can help increase those numbers.

Just Ask for Consent

When asked, an average of 88% of patients agree to donate specimens for research, banking, or both.4

Communication is Key

Patients are more likely to consent when their provider communicates in a patient-centered, supportive, and responsive manner.5

Patients Appreciate Details

Contrary to popular belief, consent rates are higher when patients are presented with more detailed consent forms.3

Be Mindful of Wordchoice

If information is confusing, ask medical staff to use layman's terms to explain content for use of your specimens in research.

Display Research-Related Posters

Look for posters encouraging patients to ask about specimen consent, they can serve as conversation starters with medical staff.

“Our partnership with iSpecimen allows us to expand our reach across the scientific community, providing specimens directly for the discovery of new diagnostics and therapeutics.”

Eric Carbonneau, MS, MT (ASCP),

Director of Core Lab Operations & Research Institute, TriCore Solutions