BioBanking at the Children's & Women's Health Centre of British Columbia


This video will tell you all about the BC Children's Hospital BioBank and how you can help. To become a secret superhero, email the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank Administration at

Biobanks fuel medical research

Advances in medical research have drastically improved quality of life for millions of people and lead to effective treatments for conditions that were once life-threatening. 

In order to continue improving treatments and therapies, researchers need access to health information and biological samples, such as blood, from a wide variety of people. A biobank is a collection of de-identified information and samples that scientists can access for their research.

A single biospecimen from one patient has the ability to fuel numerous research projects, any one of which might lead to an important medical breakthrough.

BC Children's Hospital BioBank collects samples from patients at both BC Children's Hospital and BC Women's Hospital. Development of the BC Children’s Hospital BioBank was made possible thanks to a generous donation from Mining for Miracles - the BC mining community’s longstanding fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital.


For any inquiries about the BioBank, please contact:

BioBank Administration
Phone: 604-875-2000 ext. 7497
Mailing Address: 938 W 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4

Land acknowledgment 

The BCCH BioBank acknowledges with gratitude and respect that we operate on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We also acknowledge that we serve communities throughout BC located on many ancestral indigenous territories throughout the province.