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New Research Opportunity: Donors Needed for New Cancer Treatment Studies

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Bio-Linked™ is seeking blood donors to help advance cancer studies. The Blood Institute is collaborating with Moffitt Cancer Center in Florida to collect mononuclear cells for cancer research and treatments. Mononuclear cells play a critical role in healthy immune function and prevention of cancer.  These cells are separated and extracted from whole blood during apheresis blood donation, a process that takes a bit longer than a typical platelet donation (approximately 120 minutes).  Donors who participate should be healthy adults who weigh at least 110 pounds and meet all criteria for a whole blood donation.  Participants are eligible to receive compensation.  

In order to participate, donors must also accept research opportunities on their BioProfile on the Bio-Linked website.  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. 

Moffitt, a non-profit, National Cancer Institute-designated treatment and research center, has operated in Tampa, Florida, since 1986.  It conducts groundbreaking studies to fight many forms of cancer, in five focal areas: cancer biology & evolution, cancer epidemiology, chemical biology & molecular medicine, health outcomes & behavior, and immunology.

Through Bio-Linked™ and Bio-Sharing™, the Blood Institute provides the blood cells necessary to support Moffitt’s cutting-edge cell therapy research and development— programs that could lead to discoveries of new cancer treatments and cures. The mononuclear cell is a key ingredient for the cancer-fighting lymphocyte drugs Moffitt Cancer Center creates with the help of drug developers.  These innovative treatments give hope to patients with previously untreatable cancers.

By participating in Bio-Linked™, you are part of the pioneering relationship between the Blood Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center, and you are helping evolve the search for cures to cancers that affect your family members, friends, neighbors, and millions of others.

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Comments (6) -

  • Jerry Ray Galbreath

    10/15/2018 7:46:05 PM | Reply

    Willing to have past and present samples utilized.

    • Bio Blog Admin

      11/1/2018 2:40:21 PM | Reply

      Hi Jerry!  You can join Bio-Linked at bio-linked.org or please email info@bio-linked.org for further information.

  • Russell Miller

    10/19/2018 3:47:39 AM | Reply

    I am Interested in the cancer treatment study.

  • Bio Blog Admin

    11/1/2018 2:40:55 PM | Reply

    Hi Russell!  You can join Bio-Linked at bio-linked.org or please email info@bio-linked.org for further information.

  • Kimberly A Shain

    1/17/2019 11:48:26 PM | Reply

    I am interested in the Cellerant study. I am in Arkansas, will I be eligible to participate in this trial?

    • Administrator

      1/18/2019 3:53:27 PM | Reply

      Hi Kimberly, 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.  Depending on the location of the study, there may be some travel involved but we have opportunities in your state as well.

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