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New Paid Research Opportunity: Donors Needed for Transplant Drug Study

Bio-Linked participants have the opportunity to advance cancer treatment research by donating mononuclear cells.    Cellerant Therapeutics, a clinical-stage California-based company, is developing cell- and antibody-based drugs that can aid in stem cell transplant recovery.  

Bio-Linked™ is seeking adults eligible for whole blood donation who weigh at least 110 pounds for Cellerant's trials.  Participants are eligible for compensation up to $1,000.  Mononuclear cells are separated and extracted from whole blood during apheresis blood donation, a process that takes approximately 120 minutes. The cells will help Cellerant produce drugs that lessen the chance of infection and aid in recovery for transplant recipients.

In order to be eligible to participate, donors must fully complete their BioProfile on the Bio-Linked website.  They must also accept research opportunities on their BioProfile.  Under preferences, be sure to note your preferred method of contact, and mark “Donate Apheresis White Blood Cells” on the slide for donation types you are willing to offer.   Bio-Linked™ will use the information in completed profiles to determine if a potential participant meets the requirements for the research study.  Bio-Linked™ will contact you with potential research opportunities.

Through Bio-Linked™ and Bio-Sharing™, participating blood centers provide the blood cells necessary to support Cellerant Therapeutics' breakthrough stem cell-based immunology studies that could lead to new cancer treatments and cures. 

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Comments (22) -

  • Mike Southerland

    1/17/2019 10:13:01 PM | Reply

    I would be interested in this. I am not eligible for donation until 2/20/19. I'll need to know before I donate with OBI again. BTW, I am O- CMV negative.

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:55:43 PM | Reply

      Hi Mike, Simply make sure your BioProfile is complete, with all questions answered, make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and mark the research opportunities you're interested in, and Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  You could be eligible on 2/20; then any participation in this program would mean a 56 day deferral before you can give any kind of blood product.

  • Les Weatherford

    1/17/2019 10:29:25 PM | Reply

    I'm intrested in the whole blood mononucular cell blood donor program

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:54:24 PM | Reply

      Hi Les, Simply make sure your BioProfile is complete, with all questions answered, make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and mark the research opportunities you're interested in, and Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.

  • Jack E Samuels

    1/17/2019 11:44:33 PM | Reply

    My BioProfile preferences are up to date & i am ready to participate. Thank you for the opportunity to help others. DancinJack

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:54:05 PM | Reply

      Hi Jack,   Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  Thank you so much for your interest!

  • April moss

    1/18/2019 1:03:16 AM | Reply

    Hello. My name is April and I would be happy to donate blood.

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:52:27 PM | Reply

      Hi April, Simply make sure your BioProfile is complete, with all questions answered, make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and mark the research opportunities you're interested in, and Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.

  • D Story

    1/18/2019 2:59:31 PM | Reply

    Interested in both v the transplant and cancer research studies. Already a member of Bio - Linked. How do I  get information on how to apply for studies?

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:52:14 PM | Reply

      Hello, Simply make sure your BioProfile is complete, with all questions answered, make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and mark the research opportunities you're interested in, and Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.

  • Sherry Reed

    1/18/2019 3:00:04 PM | Reply

    I would be interested in participating in this study.  

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:51:53 PM | Reply

      Hi Sherry, Simply make sure your BioProfile is complete, with all questions answered, make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and mark the research opportunities you're interested in, and Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.

  • James Conolly

    1/18/2019 4:10:38 PM | Reply

    I would be interested in helping with this research. My Bio Profile is up to date.

    • Administrator

      1/22/2019 4:58:55 PM | Reply

      Hi James,   Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  Thank you so much for your interest!

  • Zach

    1/18/2019 8:32:17 PM | Reply

    My profile is updated and I'm ready and willing to participate.

    • Administrator

      1/22/2019 4:58:46 PM | Reply

      Hi Zach,   Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  Thank you so much for your interest!

  • Whisper Mosher

    1/19/2019 1:29:29 AM | Reply

    I am willing

    • Administrator

      1/22/2019 4:58:28 PM | Reply

      Hi Whisper,   Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  Thank you so much for your interest!  Please be sure your BioProfile is complete and up to date at bio-linked.org.

  • tatiana

    1/19/2019 9:48:12 PM | Reply

    great! would be happy if I meet the requirements!

    • Administrator

      1/22/2019 4:58:12 PM | Reply

      Hi Tatiana,   Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  Thank you so much for your interest!  Please be sure your BioProfile is complete and up to date at bio-linked.org.

  • Jan

    1/22/2019 1:11:59 AM | Reply

    I would be willing to do either one.

    • Administrator

      1/22/2019 4:57:57 PM | Reply

      Hi Jan,   Bio-Linked will contact you if you meet the requirements for a study.  Thank you so much for your interest!  Please be sure your BioProfile is complete and up to date at bio-linked.org.

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