Friday, November 16, 2018

Sickle Cell Disease – Healthy Volunteers & Patients Needed. November 16, 2018

Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek healthy volunteers (with or without a sickle cell trait) and patients with sickle cell for a research study. Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder that occurs mainly in people of African descent. Study participants will have a one-time visit to the NIH to provide blood samples. Researchers hope this study will help us better understand sickle cell disease.

To be eligible for this study, you must:
  • Be between the ages of 18 to 80 years
  • Describe yourself as African or African American
  • Not have had a blood transfusion within the last 8 weeks
  • Not be pregnant
What is involved?
  • Blood collection
  • Genetic and DNA testing
  • Compensation is provided
Location: The NIH Clinical Center is America's Research Hospital is located in Bethesda, Maryland, on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information, contact:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
1-866-444-1132 (refer to study 18-H-0146)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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