Which indications
are covered in the "Blood Donor BIOBANK"?

Principally, all diseases affecting the Bavarian population may be investigated using samples from the “Blood Donor BIOBANK”. A list of the most important diseases well represented in the “Blood Donor BIOBANK” is given below.

  1. Cardiovascular diseases, including coronary disease and myocardial infarction
  2. Diabetes
  3. Cerebrovascular diseases, stroke
  4. Prostate cancer
  5. Breast cancer
  6. Skin cancer
  7. Cancer of the gastrointestinal tract
  8. Vascular diseases, thrombosis
  9. Diseases of the thyroid gland
  10. Colitis, inflammatory bowel disease
  11. Asthma, bronchitis, COPD
  12. Multiple Sclerosis

In addition to the indications listed above, several other diseases are covered in the “Blood Donor BIOBANK”. The frequency of most diseases in the “Blood Donor BIOBANK” is comparable to that of the general Bavarian population.


Reference: BSD health study 2009


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