A U.S. Patent Application for “Methods for Cryogenic Storage” was published by Juno Therapeutics on March 12th, 2020. The present invention is a method comprising cryogenically storing cells from a biological sample derived from a donor, wherein the cells are obtained from the donor at a point in time that is after the donor is diagnosed with, or deemed to have or be suspected of having, a disease or condition, and before the donor has received one or more treatments for the disease or condition; and wherein the cells are frozen in a controlled rate freezer using a stepwise freezing profile comprising at least one step wherein the sample and/or chamber is cooled at a rate greater than 1.degree. C. per minute. Learn More