In one year, IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic collects over 40,000 samples from COVID-19 patients for research purposes

A total of 43,000 samples have been collected from around 2,800 donors. The samples include blood derivatives, DNA, pluripotent mononuclear cells from blood, saliva or semen, and tissues from autopsies of the brain, lungs, airway, heart, kidney, liver, spleen, bone marrow, muscles, reproductive tissues, lymph node tissues and skin biopsies.

Samples from COVID-19 patients frozen in tanks of nitrogen at -196ºC.