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STUDY BASICS

Are you a healthy, non-smoking individual? Are you 18 years old or older? You may be able to participate in a research study to evaluate the creation of a dried alternative blood product. Compensation is provided.


STUDY PURPOSE

The purpose of this new research study is to investigate how to create a new dried blood product alternative. Fresh blood has special storage properties that dried blood products would not have to follow. Due to this, treatment of bleeding patients can happen faster with the storage barrier gone with dried blood products, even in rural areas and far away from hospital or clinical environments. In the event of severe bleeding, the sooner someone can receive treatment, the better their chance of survival. 

Furthermore, this study will simulate blood transfusion with the dried whole blood surrogate and compare it with a simulation of blood transfusion with whole blood. Using the comparison with both blood products, the study will define metrics to determine the success of the potential dried blood surrogate. 


COULD THIS STUDY BE RIGHT FOR YOU?

Eligible participants:

  • Are generally healthy, non-smoking individuals
  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Have an O blood type 
  • Do not have a blood clotting disorder
  • Are not currently taking any medications to affect coagulation

WHAT PARTICIPANTS CAN EXPECT

Once eligibility is confirmed, you will be scheduled for a donation visit. If you are unsure of your blood type, we will draw a few drops of your blood to determine it prior to donation. At the donation appointment, you will be screened for donation day eligibility (collection of demographics, baseline vitals, and blood counts) and a single whole blood unit of up to 500 mL (approx. 2 cups) will be drawn directly from a vein using a needle. The donation visit can take up to 5 hours. 


IRB: STUDY22080148
- CONCERT: Consortium for Optimized Integration of Bio-artificial Blood Components for Adaptive Resuscitation and Therapy

RESEARCH AREAS:
  Featured Research, Healthy Volunteer

PHONE NUMBER: 1-866-438-8230
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