The concept of a Biobank for donations allows citizens to participate in biomedical research. The donation of biological samples and their associated clinical data actively contributes to the development of scientific advances. Donations of biological samples are essential to the viability of biomedical research projects that help advance scientific knowledge, disease diagnosis, therapeutic efficacy, and access to drugs.

At present, the donation of biological samples is still scarce. One way to reduce the shortage of samples that are destined for research is to create initiatives such as The Donor Registry. The immediate purpose of this registry is to satisfy the needs of the largest number of biomedical research projects as possible.

In Andalusia, there are several ways citizens can donate samples for research purposes: