What difference will this biobank make?
The Tommy’s National Reproductive Health Biobank is helping researchers to share samples and data more effectively, making it much easier to study pregnancy complications in large groups of women. Currently, our researchers are using samples from the biobank to carry out over 20 studies, including several that are looking at problems with the placenta and others that are exploring the importance of nutrition in pregnancy. The vast amount of research that the biobank is enabling will help scientists to find new causes and personalised treatments for miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, helping more women and birthing people to have a healthy pregnancy.
This will help us find ways to save more babies’ lives.
"Tommy’s exists to make pregnancy and birth safer for everyone; but we still have so much to learn to identify who is at high risk. By understanding this, we can personalise our approach to each person and give them more effective and better care. The Tommy’s National Reproductive Health Biobank brings together data from our leading research centres and will enable us to find new ways to save babies’ lives.”
— Kath Abrahams, Tommy's CEO