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Freezing and ice crystal formation probably will have damaged the WBCs.
Assuming your samples were quite sterile when they have been harvested
and frozen, you should give it a try (probably you have not much
choice...). Even if the DNA has been partially degraded, you still
should be able to amplify fragments of genomic DNA (I assume you'll do
so kind of PCR afterwards - how do exactly check for different
genotypes - by sequencing or by melting curve?). To estimate the amount
of damage, you might perform some "positive" control experiments and
expose a few frozen blood samples for different times (eg
0,1,2,3,4,5,10 days) to room temperature and assay the effect on DNA
yield and on the results in your genotyping PCRs.
I suggest to aliquot your samples and store them in different freezers.
Extracted DNA may be stored in ethanol or even dry as backup as well.
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