Contribute to Ankylosing Spondylitis Research with a One-time Blood Donation

By Spondylitis Association of America

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This is a pre-clinical* research study with the goal of identifying biomarkers such as genetic, environmental, and microbial factors in the blood of adults with ankylosing spondylitis in order to determine what may influence the disease's development.

Participation in this at-home study is voluntary and requires a simple one-time blood donation. If you decide to participate, a mobile medical professional will work around your schedule to come to you and perform the blood draw. The study’s findings may help lead to new diagnostic or treatment options for those living with ankylosing spondylitis.

Participants will be compensated $50 for their time.

You may qualify to participate if you:

  • •  Are over the age of 18.
  • •  Have been diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • •  Live within 4-5 hours of Summit, NJ

Visit to sign up, or call (818) 804-2465 to speak with a research coordinator and see if you qualify.

Sanguine Biosciences, Inc.
PI: Houman Hemmati MD
QR IRB#: 28367/1

Official Study Title: “A Multi-Site Tissue Repository Providing Annotated Biospecimens for Approved Investigator-directed Biomedical Research Initiatives”

*What is preclinical research? In preclinical research, researchers test their theories on human samples like blood rather than human participants. This phase helps researchers determine the safest and most effective way to move forward with their project and often helps define the parameters of future clinical trials.

How will my blood donation help? Researchers will always rely on samples from the patient population that they are researching in order to perform their preclinical research. Your blood could be key to new therapies and diagnostics. Without it, researchers cannot move forward with their clinical tests and research projects are stalled or put on hold.

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