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Autoimmune Disorder Patients Needed to Give Blood for Critical Research

Researchers developing new therapies for immune disorders and diseases need your help. Patient blood cells are required to test potential & promising treatments before they can be used in clinical trials. Patients giving blood for these studies will not receive experimental treatment and will keep their regular physician. Patients will be compensated for time and effort up to $500 per donation.

Patients must have received a confirmed lab or doctor’s diagnosis of any one of the following immune disorders currently being studied:

  • Asthma
  • Celiac Disease  
  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (Insulin-dependent diabetes)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (Bechterew’s Disease)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus  (“Lupus”)

To participate:  Your condition must be well-managed, and you may have no active or chronic cardiac, respiratory, or renal disease. [Managed high blood pressure and condition-related symptoms will be evaluated for approval by the study physician.] Standard blood test results must be within normal limits, unless approved by the study physician. Patients must be two or more weeks past any immune-suppression treatment.

Eligible patients:

  • Males and Females
  • Ages 18-65 years
  • Weigh at least 110 pounds
  • Not be pregnant or nursing

Blood screening includes:

  • CBC, blood chemistry, infectious disease tests, as done for general blood donation

Patient screening through conversation & questionnaires includes:

  • Diagnosis information, to confirm disorder or disease status
  • Medications taken, to identify condition management
  • Health history, to understand overall well-being

Donation activities: Phone call(s) + 2-3 appointments

  • Introductory Appointment to discuss participation
  • Informed Consent explanation & completion
  • Health History and Questionnaire(s) explanation & completion
  • Blood samples for lab tests
  • Blood donation procedure according to study

Special White Blood Cells Study Participants:  May donate up to 5 separate times, as approved by study physician.

Compensation: Up to $500 for time & effort for each separate donation.

Patient Privacy & Welfare:  Personal Health Information (PHI) is protected & compliant with HIPAA. Blood donation activities comply with all state and federal regulatory laws and guidelines. Patient study is approved by the external Institutional Review Board (IRB) Advarra.