Biobank Warriors

Help Fastrack Medical Research to Diagnosis & New Treatments.

A Biobank Warrior is anyone who helps raise funds to support the work of Biobank Ireland in our war against cancer through developing a nationwide network of Biobanks for medical research and improved treatment.

Most cancer patients want something to happen with their samples. They want to contribute to finding the answers, developing the treatments and the drugs that will help people with cancer live longer and healthier lives. This is why our volunteer fundraisers, or Biobank Warriors, some of whom are cancer survivors, are so passionate about what we do.

Nevertheless, the simple truth is that new cancer trials will not happen unless biobanking is available. This infrastructure is critical.

There are many ways to help

By organising or participating in any fundraising activity from a golf event, walks, runs, marathons, triathlons, quiz nights or whatever way you feel you can get involved!

To organise your fundraiser contact us directly via email

How Biobank is Changing lives

"The Biobank resource represents essential infrastructure to enable researchers such as myself to study cancers, which will lead to new insights that will drive improvements in patient care."


"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, it was the first time I heard of biobanking. When I learned I was going to have surgery to remove the large tumour, I signed the consent form to allow a sample to be donated to Biobank Ireland Trust for approved cancer research projects."


"I am very thankful that a sample from my breast tumour was given to Biobank Ireland Trust, as the nurse explained to me that they facilitate the collection and storage of cancer tissue samples while simultaneously facilitating research, which will lead to improved cancer diagnosis and treatment for other patients like me."

Brian's Story

"Thanks to Biobank, I am now at the stage where I can look forward to my daughter's wedding in September..."

Gerry’s Message

A message from volunteer Gerry Fitsimons one of our biobank warriors