The Baby Bio Bank has been established by two London Universities, University College London and Imperial College London, with funding by Wellbeing of Women. It is a resource for investigating the four main complications of pregnancy which collectively affect about 20% of families trying to conceive:
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Fetal growth restriction
We opened on the 1st November 2013 and have approved eight applications from researchers on projects investigating preterm birth, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction and recurrent miscarriage.
We are collecting samples from the three key members of the family: mother, father and baby, allowing hereditary factors from both parents to be tracked. We require a sample of blood from mother and father and a piece of term placenta which is routinely discarded.
We require a sample of blood from mother and father and a piece of term placenta which is routinely discarded. We are recruiting in five major London hospitals: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Kings College Hospital, Queen Charlotte and Chelsea Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and University College London Hospital. If you are attending your prenatal care at one of these centres and wish to participate please contact the Baby Bio Bank Manager Dr Nita Solanky.
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