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The KUMC Liver Center Biorepository is a human liver tissue biorepository and supplier for biomedical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center. This important resource was established in 2008 as a fundamental component of the University of Kansas's quest for excellence in medical research. The KUMC Liver Center Biorepository serves as a meeting point between basic research and medical care, building the foundation for our emphasis in hepatic translational research at the KUMC Liver Center.

Tissue Banking

The KUMC Liver Center Biorepository serves the University of Kansas Medical Center by providing channels for the procurement, storage, distribution, and study of human liver tissue. It currently receives support from the University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine and The University of Kansas Health System. Current activities and services include collecting and banking freshly-frozen tissue specimens from excess surgical material in liver transplants, resections and biopsies, processing and banking blood, serum and urine, maintaining a sample database with extensive clinical and pathological data, and coordinating patient consent. Isolated RNA, DNA and protein may also be available upon request. We can provide a variety of tissue types including but not limited to:

  • Normal
  • Liver Cancer
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Fatty Liver/NASH
  • Alcoholic Liver Disease
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis

Biospecimen Requests

Investigators are encouraged to contact us at to assess the general options, feasibility, and availability of tissue samples. We are committed to the protection of patient confidentiality.




Liver Tissue Samples (per sample)



Serum Samples (per sample)



Plasma Samples (per sample)



Paraffin Slides (per sample)



5uL RNA Aliquot (per sample)



Prices are subject to change for specialty tissue sample requests


Any research that is published using materials provided by KUMC Liver Center requires acknowledgment to the Liver Center and affiliates. We request that you use the following acknowledgment in your publications (unless otherwise discussed at time of specimen delivery):

"The specimens used in this study were provided by the University of Kansas Liver Tissue Biorepository supported by grant 1P20GM144269-01 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The authors acknowledge the contribution of the patients who donated specimens for research as well as the physicians, nurses and researchers who procured the specimens."

Contact Information

Each request is reviewed by the KUMC Liver Center Director, Steven Weinman, M.D., Ph.D.,  to ensure appropriate and equitable distribution of resources.

Please direct any questions to the KUMC Biorepository at

Contact Us

Liver Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
MS 1018
Kansas City, Kansas 66160

Research & Grant Reporting Form

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Liver Center
Mail Stop 1018
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160