Zika-Positive Donors Needed for CDC Project
The U.S. government and an increasing number of international pharmaceutical companies have turned their focus towards development of a solution since the World Health Organization (WHO) issued warnings about the growing worldwide threat of Zika Virus.
To speed the development of diagnostic tests for Zika, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) will support the collection of blood samples from people in the continental United States and Puerto Rico who have been infected with Zika virus. Diagnostic developers have identified a lack of access to blood samples positive for Zika virus antibodies, which are needed to validate whether serological tests are performing as expected, as a significant barrier to advancing the development of their products.
Have You Tested Positive for Zika Virus? Learn How You Can Help Advance Science By Donating Blood
Under a six-month project funded by ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), ClinicalRM, will collect blood samples from people who have had confirmed Zika virus infection, in coordination with state and local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These samples will be collected and made available to diagnostic companies for use in validating the performance of their tests.
ClinicalRM is Actively Seeking Zika-Positive Individuals to Participate in the Project
Donors will be compensated and we will arrange for you to have your blood drawn at a location near your home or work.
You may qualify if you are 18 years of age or older, healthy, weigh at least 110 lbs, not pregnant, and have had a positive Zika virus test in the past 8 weeks.
Interested Donor Contact Information
If you have tested positive for Zika in the past 8 weeks and are interested in participating, please contact us at 800-640-8798. Study personnel will be available to answer your call between 7am and 9pm M-F, EST. After hours or if staff are assisting other callers, please leave a message and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
You may also reach us by email at Zika@clinicalrm.com. Please include your name and phone number so that a staff member may contact you by phone.
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