With the donation of body fluids and tissue, each patient or donor actively contributes to progress in medicine, especially for basic and translational research and understanding of certain diseases.
Donors can withdraw their consent of storing and using their samples and clinical data at any time without giving any reasons. A withdrawal has no disadvantages for the patient/donor.
In case of withdrawal, all biospecimens that have not been used as well as personal data (including genetic information) will be destroyed. However, scientific data that have already been assessed will anonymously be used without any relation to the patient/donor.