Call the Office of Patient Recruitment at 1-800-411-1222 to speak with one of our Information Specialists.
For those who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech Impaired, the Federal Relay Service provides free telecommunications relay services (TRS).
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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Research Study
Sickle Cell Disease – Healthy Volunteers & Patients Needed
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
1-800-411-1222 (refer to study 18-H-0146)
TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing: 1-866-411-1010
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Or go online:
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
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This page last updated on 12/16/2019