The Hearts Bank

The PLN Foundation is a co-initiator of this Hearts Bank.


The Hearst Bank is a central biobank where heart tissue and medical data from deceased donors are stored and provided for scientific research. With this heart tissue, researchers can examine how a heart functions in the early stages of a disease and what goes wrong in various heart conditions. This allows for earlier and/or better detection and treatment of diseases. PhD candidate Renee Maas explains the importance of the Hearts Bank in this video.


To register with the Heart Bank, you must be 18 years or older.

Curious about how it works?

The Hearts Bank was opened for donor registrations on June 2, 2020. Registration can be done through this link.

You can find the complete press release here.

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