Hematologic Procurement Shared Resource

The Roswell Park Hematologic Procurement Bank (formerly known as the Leukemia Tissue Bank and a part of the Pathology Network Shared Resource) provides researchers and investigators with appropriately procured and cryopreserved samples of bone marrow and peripheral blood cells, DNA, RNA, and serum/plasma samples from patients with hematological malignancies treated at our institute.

Presently, the Bank contains over 100,000 cryopreserved marrow and blood samples from patients with hematological malignancies dating from the present back to 1991 linked to a clinical database. The majority of samples are from patients with acute leukemia. Approximately 70,300 samples from 1,550 individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 11,700 samples from 260 patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) are currently stored in this shared resource. Samples from patients with myeloid malignancies, chronic leukemias, lymphoproliferative diseases, multiple myeloma, and other hematological disorders are also available.

The Hematological Procurement Bank also contracts with Clinical Research Services to procure, process, and store correlative peripheral blood and other biological samples on patients with a variety of solid and hematological malignancies who are receiving investigational treatment on cancer clinical trials.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Hematologic Procurement Shared Resource
GBSB, Room 3920
Elm and Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263, USA

Operating Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Core Grant Citation

This shared resource is funded by NCI P30CA16056. Publications should cite the Core grant in the acknowledgment section, if publications use data generated by the shared resource. Two copies of the publication acknowledging the Core grant should also be submitted to the facility at Elm & Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.