Red cells collected by Canadian Blood Services for transfusion

Tissue Resources for Research

The Pathology Translational Research Service was created to provide comprehensive tissue related services and materials for investigators while fulfilling Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's mandate to protect the tissue archive in compliance with CAP Guidelines and Federal and Provincial Legislation.

Human tissue, collected for diagnostic purposes, is a very valuable resource for clinical and translational research. However, this resource is limited in amount and though it initially belongs to the patient from whom it was taken, once collected and processed it is mandated by legislation that it be safe-guarded for diagnostic usage which supercedes all other uses.

Despite this, the committee is dedicated to facilitating and conducting research for the advancement of knowledge and improvement of health for all.

Applications will be processed within 4-6 weeks.

Accessing the Tissue Archives

Application for Human Tissue from Pathology Resources

It is suggested that outside researchers enlist the help of a local collaborator within the London Academic Community.

Relevant Legislation and Regulations

Public Hospitals Act
Ethical Guidelines for Lawson Health Research Institute

It is London Health Sciences Centre policy not to release original (diagnostic) glass slides or paraffin blocks.

Tissue & Archives Contact information:

Pathology Translational Research Service
519-685-8500, ext. 33375

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry London Health Sciences CentreSt. Joseph's Health Care LondonWestern University