Why your consent is important
Roy Collins is a PCSO working for Sussex Police, which allows him to fulfil his passion for engaging and supporting the community.
In 2011 he was diagnosed with breast cancer. When asked whether he would consent to having his tissues used for research, for him the answer was simple -100% yes.
“Why would you not? The more we can help with research the better. Should you be in the same situation yourself then consent”
It is through the support of Roy and many other people who consent to having their tissue used for research that researchers will be able to find the causes, and cures, for breast cancer and other diseases. The more people like you that give that consent, the quicker research will deliver answers.
Louise Jones / 03:58
The Norwich Research Park Biorepository supports vital clinical research thanks to the donation of samples
Jo Brooks / 01:44
Clinical research enables researchers to develop new medications and to determine how patients are going to respond to disease.
Tanja Suligoj / 02:56
Research relies on the Norwich Research Park Biorepository and on the donation of tissue for research purposes.
Dheemanth Vangimalla / 02:44
An ethics committee ensures that proposal for research involving human participants meet the highest ethical standards
Garry John / 02:19
With your consent, your blood can be stored securely in the Biorepository, anonymised, and used for vital research purposes.
Rachael Stanley / 02:30
Your samples are extremely important to us and future research, so we make sure that they are well looked after.