In accordance with the Biobank Act, every sample that is saved in the biobank requires the donor’s written informed consent. If you receive an appointment letter to visit the hospital of the biobank’s owner organisation and you have not yet given your consent to the biobank, you will receive, along with your appointment letter, the biobank info sheet and consent form, which you can bring with you, completed and signed, to the hospital.
You can also give your consent or refusal as follows: Click on the relevant form, print it up, fill it in carefully and return it to the address provided in the form.
Please note! Biobank consent and refusal can only be given by those aged 18 years and over, so far.
You might receive the info sheet and consent form in the mail if you have been called in for a medical procedure. In that case, bring the completed consent form with you to the hospital and give it to the nurse who receives you.
If you do not want your sample to be used for biobank research at Auria Biobank, download the refusal of consent form, fill it in and send it to the address provided in the form. Return the filled and signed refusal to the address Auria Biopankki, PL 52, 20521 Turku.
You can also cancel your consent at any time, without giving a reason. The cancellation is given in writing using the biobank’s refusal of consent form, which you can find on this page. An entry concerning the cancellation is made in the biobank’s consent register, and after receiving the cancellation notice, the biobank will no longer allow access to the sample for research.