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Table 7 Acquisition of specimens (check all that apply)

From: Characterizing biobank organizations in the U.S.: results from a national survey

Percentage of biobanks which get specimens from... n %
Direct from individuals donating them 343 75
Residual specimens acquired from clinical care in hospitals, clinical laboratories, or pathology departments 261 57
Research 60 13
Residual specimens from public health departments or programs 19 4
Vendors 8 2
Organ/body donation organization 7 2
Other repositories 7 2
Other 6 1
Orphaned collections 4 1