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More than 163,000 patients receive care at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre each year. Because we see such a large number of patients with cardiovascular disease, we have an opportunity to conduct research and give back to our community.
Through the generous donations from the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Cardiovascular Biobank was formed. A biobank serves as a library for researchers. Instead of looking for volunteers for each new project, researchers can use samples and information from the biobank. Sharing samples and information this way means research can be conducted on large numbers of people and in a timely manner. This leads to a better understanding of cardiovascular health and the development of new treatments.
Participants are asked to:
None of the samples donated to the biobank are stored with your name, address, birthdate or your hospital medical records number.
If a genetic change or variant is identified in your sample, a federal law, the
Canadian Genetic Non-Discrimination Act , makes it illegal for employers and insurance companies to use this information about your genes to discriminate against you. Any genetic findings that are identified through our research will not be placed in your medical record and will remain in a de-identified format. The genetic data will be kept strictly confidential and may only be accessed, in confidential manner, by members of our biobank research team and their collaborators.
Taking part is strictly voluntary. The biobank is a resource meant to serve the research community. By participating, you are agreeing to be a part of ongoing medical research. Your donation will enable researchers to learn more about the causes of cardiovascular diseases for many years to come.
If you wish to participate, please contact us by phone at 416 340 4800 ext. 5568 or by email at
email@example.com and one of our coordinators will review the consent process with you.
You have the right to leave the Biobank at any time. Please contact us to discuss any concerns you might have, as well as the options you have for withdrawal. You may reach us by phone at 416 340 4800 ext. 5568 or by email at
Thank you for participating in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre Cardiovascular Biobank. If any of your contact information has changes, please let us now so that we can stay in touch. Call us at 416 340 4800 ext. 5568 or email us at
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