Clinical Research Opportunities

Importance of Clinical Research Studies:

Clinical Research studies are important for discovering new treatments for diseases, as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the chance of developing the disease. Clinical Research studies can show researchers what does and doesn’t work in humans that cannot be learned in the laboratory or in animals. Ultimately, the goal is to increase medical knowledge and improve patient care.

Get involved with Clinical Research studies today:

For research studies, donor participants are two types, non-compensated and compensated, ranging from $25 to $830 depending on the study. For more information on donor participation please call: 941-954-1600 x10141.

Groundbreaking scientific advances in the past were only possible because of the participation of clinical research volunteers and their integral role. People with a particular disease as well as healthy people both can play a role in contributing to medical advances. Without volunteers, clinical research studies simply would not be possible.

There are different types of clinical research that can be conducted, depending on what a team of researchers is studying, the type selected will vary.

Here are a few Clinical Research studies offered through SunCoast Blood Centers:

Clinical Research Registry with Paid/Unpaid opportunities. Collection and curation of a bio-specimens data base, accessible to the research community, for broad spectrum of research studies. For more Paid/Unpaid Clinical Research opportunities:
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The All of Us Research Program

SunCoast Blood Centers is an official partner of the All of Us Research Program, from the National Institutes of Health.

The All of Us Research Program is a large research program. The goal is to help researchers understand more about why people get sick or stay healthy.

We want one million or more people to join. People who join will share information. This might be about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. It might also be about family history and genes. We also want to know if you will want information about your DNA.

Researchers will use this to do studies. This may help improve health for everyone.

Diversity and Inclusion is important!

What kind of information will I give?

You will be asked to:

  • Take online surveys
  • Share your electronic health record (EHR)
  • Complete consents

You may be asked to:

  • Give blood and urine samples
  • Have your physical measurements taken

Why should I join?

You will be contributing to research that may improve health for everyone.

Research may help develop:

  • Better tests to see if people are sick or are at risk of getting sick.
  • Better mobile apps to encourage healthy habits.
  • Better medicine or information about how much of a medicine is right for each person as an individual.

We’re all different.

But when we visit the doctor, our treatments are often the same. We think one day health care should be tailored for you.

This is called precision medicine. And research can help us get there. Precision medicine is health care that is based on each person.

It is made up of three factors: 

environment

Environment

Like where you live​

lifestyle

Lifestyle

Like what you eat

biology

Biology

Genes and family history

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Things to Know

1. Taking part is free, and won’t cost you anything more than a little bit of your time.

2. All eligible adults in the United States can join. You can be involved in the program as much or as little as you like.

3. If you join, you will complete surveys, decide whether you want information about your DNA, safely share your medical records, and you may be asked to give a blood, urine, or saliva sample.

4. The program will last for at least 10 years; we hope you stay in it that long. You can choose to stop taking part at any time. If you do, your access to health care or treatment will not be affected.

5. The program is getting information from different people across the country. This will help researchers learn new things to make discoveries.

6. We use the latest technology to help keep your data private and safe.

To start your journey:

To learn more or if you have questions please call: 1-866-97-BLOOD

bioLinked

What is bioLinked?

BioLinked is an electronic roster of people willing to help researchers find cures and treatments by participating in paid and unpaid studies.

This is called precision medicine. And research can help us get there. Precision medicine is health care that is based on each person.

Why is Suncoast Blood Centers partnering with biolInked?

BioLinked is another way to save lives. You could be the link between a patient and a life-saving cure! There are clinical trials occurring all over the United States. These studies could provide cures or treatments for diseases that affect people all over the world.

This progress is often delayed many years because scientists cannot locate people to participate in their research. By helping researchers locate willing participants, we are doing our part in bringing new hope to patients as soon as possible.

Can you get paid to participate?

Yes! BioLinked offers paid and unpaid studies that you can participate in.

What are the steps to join?

Sign in and fill out your profile. If you can’t complete all the information right when you join, just fill out your profile and come back to it later.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

If you would like to join BioLinked, click the button below. Please make sure to select SunCoast Blood Centers as your referring blood center.

Current Studies within bioLinked

Avillion Batura Asthma Study

Have asthma? You may be eligible for a paid, at-home study. Contribute to medical knowledge, make a difference for people with asthma, and get paid – all from home.


Imagine an asthma treatment that relieves symptoms and helps prevent the worsening of asthma symptoms over time. Our research partner is seeking volunteers for a paid, at-home research study that seeks to improve the way we treat this chronic condition. Though asthma management has come a long way, the frequency of emergency department visits due to asthma has remained relatively unchanged in the last 15 years. Researchers are working to change that, and your participation in this study could help.

Plus, you could receive up to $300 compensation for your effort.

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