To all of the patients, families, donors, doctors and other healthcare staff who have contributed to the Brisbane Breast Bank: Your support is invaluable.

Donate funds

How you can help the fight against breast cancer and help save thousands of lives

The Brisbane Breast Bank is run largely on the goodwill of individuals & organisations.

Limited funding is available to support the continued operation of this invaluable tissue bank, and so we are endeavouring to raise $1,000,000 over the next five years. This will provide the stability and sustainability required to continue accruing samples and data, and to maximise the use of the resource through collaboration with researchers from elsewhere in Australia and abroad.

Here are some examples of annual costs associated with maintaining a small biobanking operation: 

  • Staff to collect, process and store tissues - $120,000
  • Nursing staff to visit patients and collect blood samples - $90,000
  • Data management - $30,000
  • Plasticware and chemicals for processing and storing tissues - $10,000

To support the Brisbane Breast Bank and MBP group, make a difference through tax deductible donation: 

Donate tissue

The Brisbane Breast Bank collects biospecimens from patients undergoing treatment at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, though patients undergoing surgery at other South East Queensland hospitals should discuss biobanking with their Surgeons and contact us if they wish to donate tissue, as alternative tissue collection arrangements are often possible.

For more information and to donate, please contact: 

Kaltin Ferguson, Tissue Bank Manager
Email: k.ferguson2@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3346 6020

Donate time

  • Do you feel strongly about breast cancer research, and want to help in some way?
  • Do you have particular skillsets that could be useful?
  • Would you like to fundraise for the MBP Group and Brisbane Breast Bank?
  • Would you like to attend one of our consumer rep meetings?

If the answer is yes, we'd love to hear from you.

Please contact Shari Bowker:
(07) 3346 6052
s.bowker@uq.edu.au

Our supporters

The MBP Group is very grateful for support from these individuals and organisation.

Honour Wall

  • Joy Jensen
  • Amanda Stevens

Our supporters