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Million Veteran Program (MVP)

Million Veteran Program

The Million Veteran Program (MVP) thanks Veterans across the United States for donating their DNA and medical information to a program that will help other Veterans.

The MVP biorepository is where all of the identity protected medical records and blood samples are stored. And, the biorepository is located within the Boston Healthcare System where researchers can access and use Veteran data to better understand the role of genes in disease risk and response to treatment in Veterans. The program has already achieved numerous research successes and is already helping clinicians find cures and treatments to diseases that particularly affect Veterans.

Don Humphries, Scientific Lab Director for the MVP Biorepository, processes new DNA donations from Veterans 

MVP is paving the way for researchers and clinicians to discover how genes, lifestyle, and military exposures affect health and illness.  This data is helping to identify genetic markers key in forming the basis for precision (or personalized) medicine, where medical treatment is tailored to a patient’s condition, DNA makeup, environment and overall health.

Will you be ONE IN OUR MILLION? To learn more about how you can participate in this one-of-a-kind program for Veterans for to: to find your local MVP Center or call the MVP Information Center toll-free at: 866-441-6075.

For more information, please go to the national link for MVP at 

Kent Phyfe, U.S. Army Veteran, accompanied by his service dog Mike, enrolls in the MVP at the 2016 VFW Convention in Charlotte, NC.