Cort, the Association does not have federal funding for the BioBank. There is an annual membership cost paid to Genetic Alliance for the biobanking infrastructure and support. That is a fixed cost of $20,000 per year that does not change depending on the number of subjects enrolled and samples and stored. There are variable costs charged for the collection and storage of clinical information, blood samples, tissue samples and DNA samples. The Association will be charged for each subject enrolled, depending on the specific requirements for processing the samples that are obtained from that individual. Those requirements will change to reflect the nature of studies conducted. The present cost to the Association for each subject enrolled in the BioBank is approximately $450, based on the types of laboratory processing done on each sample. That cost is borne by the Association, not the BioBank subject. The only cost the subject is asked to bear is the cost (if any) for the phlebotomy, which ranges from $10-40. Collection tubes, shipping costs and materials are all provided. We will seek reimbursement of these costs with future studies and will try to make at-home phlebotomy services available, but at the present time our limited resources cannot support these additional expenses.