Feel great knowing your donation could lead to a breakthrough discovery or help a patient lead a better quality of life. Compensation levels are different based on the type of collection performed or Special Recruitment Requests from researchers. When your donation is complete, you’ll be compensated for your time and efforts.
Please call our donor center nearest you for specific details.
It's important for donors to understand the difference between donating blood for transfusion into patients versus use in scientific studies. Learn why blood collections at BSC support research and are necessary for the advancement of medicine.
Need more reasons to donate blood? Here are five health benefits you may not have known about.
It may not be a familiar term but chances are you've encountered one at a visit to your doctor or an emergency room.
Point-of-care (PoC) testing enables more rapid analysis of patient specimens outside of a lab, near or at the site of patient care. Generally, the "test" is performed by clinical staff without laboratory training and speeds the decision making for diagnosis, treatment choice and monitoring, and prognosis. A PoC test is often a necessary tool for patient self-monitoring, as in the case for insulin dependent diabetics.
Learn how our valued donors contribute to research and development of new PoC testing and the ways donors participate.
All women are at risk for cervical cancer, described as a malignant tumor of the cervix at the lowermost part of the uterus. Historically, treatments have been limited to surgery, radiation and chemotherapy but today, thanks in part to #bloodforresearch, scientist have developed vaccines and immunotherapies that target cervical tumors and improve outcomes.
It's no easy task to bring a vaccine to the public but scientists have been working tirelessly to do just that. Vaccine developers announced positive news regarding COVID-19 vaccine efficacy tests.
Most diseases are caused by pathogens, typically viruses, bacteria or parasites, that attack the body’s natural immune system. Vaccines use inactivated or attenuated forms, small inactive parts, of these pathogens to stimulate our natural immunity and provide protection against infection. Covid-19 is no exception.
What begins with a diagnostic test, commonly a PCR swab in the nose or throat, revealing whether someone has been infected by the virus, leads to blood donations from both ill and recovered donors aiding scientists to vaccine discovery.
We're proud to serve the scientific community in supporting COVID-19 research! We've been overwhelmed with messages from those who have COVID-19 and are willing to donate their blood to help in saving the lives of others. Our nationwide, mobile donation units allow you to safely help in the fight against the virus from the comfort of your own home.
BSC is collecting blood samples from sick and recovered COVID-19 patients to assist in developing COVID-19 therapies, vaccines and diagnostic biomarkers.
A diagnosis of blood cancer, leukemia or lymphoma, was basically a death sentence 50 years ago. Read about the developments in both diagnosis and treatment options that are changing this.
Want to understand what CAR-T, Immuno-oncology and Immunotherapy mean to cancer patients? Read this blog by Scientific American for information about this new exciting therapy that has had unprecedented success in blood cancers (leukemia and lymphomas) as well as other tumor types.
The story behind the development of the amazing immunotherapy age for cancers is a wonderful success story of science and hard work. Read more about it in this story by Nautilus.
Taking advantage of the body’s own mechanism is what immuno-therapy is all about. In this great article, read up on how scientists are re-directing the body’s immune regulatory system to decrease so-called bad immune responses leading to autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other such diseases.