Patient Recruitment

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Research Study

Sickle Cell Disease – Healthy Volunteers & Patients Needed

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Doctors at the National Institutes of Health 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 eight 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, MD, 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 users dial 7-1-1
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Or go online:

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

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This page last updated on 07/14/2022

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