Biorepository: Allergies and Asthma

One out of four people lives with an allergy

Living with allergies or asthma? You can make a difference.

BRI’s Allergy and Asthma Biorepository is a confidential list of people with allergies and/or asthma, who are willing to donate a blood sample and provide health information for scientific research.

Our scientists study donated samples to better understand the causes and long-term health effects of allergies, asthma and immune-mediated diseases, as well as to explore better treatment options. All of the information gathered is kept confidential, and samples and health information are coded with numbers, not names.

Participate in Allergy and Asthma Research

We are currently enrolling children of all ages and adults with physician- diagnosed food and/or environmental allergies. We are especially looking for people with a history anaphylaxis and severe allergies including:

Food Allergies Environmental Allergies Other Allergies and Reactions
  • Milk
  • Peanut
  • Shrimp
  • Tree-nut
  • Other
  • Insect venom sensitivity
  • Pollen/grass
  • Other
  • Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Other

We are also looking for family members of all ages who do not have allergies, asthma or other immune-mediated or autoimmune diseases, to join our Healthy Control biorepository.

Participating in research typically involves a 45- minute to -one- hour visit to BRI in downtown Seattle. Our team will collect a blood sample and ask questions about your personal and family medical history. All samples and information are kept confidential. Learn more: Biorepository FAQ

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Are you living with allergies or asthma?

Consider donating to our biorepository to help advance research.
By the Numbers
Allergy and asthma biorepository info by the numbers. 





What Allergy and Asthma Research is BRI Conducting?

  • Examining genes, cells and molecules that make a person more likely to have allergies and asthma
  • Studying the underlying immune system response that leads to an allergic reaction
  • Learning how allergies and asthma may progress or change over time 
  • Developing and testing allergy vaccine therapies
  • Testing and refining immunotherapy for allergies and asthma
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