Storage and use biospecimens
For certain scientific studies, the biobank and the clinical laboratory of the Jessa Hospital campus Virga Jesse use residual biospecimens which are collected for health care purposes and which would normally be destroyed after completion of all necessary analyses. In compliance with the law of 19/12/2008 concerning the collection and use of biospecimens for scientific research, this material can be stored and used, unless the donor or his custodian explicitly express their refusal to the physician in question or the head physician. At the Virga Jesse Hospital you can also object at any other moment. Therefore, you should state your refusal for storage and usage of your biospecimens in writing to the head physician or the biobank (thereby clearly indicating full name, birth date and address). Any biospecimens present will be subsequently destroyed. You can always reverse your decision, which will result in storage or use of only those biospecimens collected after the withdrawal of your refusal.
Scientific research based on human tissue is essential for continued improvement of health care. The Jessa Hospital uses residuary material for this purpose. This is material, like blood or urine, that was collected for your clinical care and that remains after all analyses for your care have been executed. The use and storage of human material in a biobank is according to the law of 19/12/2008. This law states that residuary human tissue can only be used and stored if the donor or its custodian has not explicitly expressed his/her refusal to the physician in question of the head physician.
Do you as a patient or familymember (custodian or parent of minor child) object to the use of residuary material for scientific research? Then state your refusal for storage asap to your physician or contact the biobank, tel. +32 11 30 97 40, e-mail: .... You can also use the specific form, which is available at the desk of the Clinical Laboratory.
At the Jessa Hospital you can also inform your objection to the use and storage of biospecimen at any other time. In this case, notify the head physician or the biobank of your refusal in writing (preferentially use the available form or clearly state your full name, birth date and address). Potentially stored material will subsequently be destroyed. You can always reverse your decision, which will result in storage or use of only those biospecimens collected after the withdrawal of your refusal.