UK ME/CFS Biobank second-largest in UCL Biobank collections
The CureME team has learned that the UK ME/CFS Biobank sample collection now constitutes the second-largest collection housed at the UCL Biobank at the Royal Free Hospital:
We would like to thank the more than 600 people who have provided the 30,475 samples currently in storage at the UCL Biobank. In effect, each participant donated an average of 40 aliquots of blood (an aliquot is a small sample adequate for research purposes). Not only do we store samples and accompanying data from people with severe and mild/moderate ME/CFS, but our collection has also been greatly enriched by the participation of healthy controls and people with Multiple Sclerosis.
Thank you again to all those who have contributed to this collection.