Blood Donation Serum Program
BLOODWORKS IS PARTNERING WITH RESEARCH and medical institutions in clinical trials to develop treatments for patients with life threatening diseases. An important product we’re providing is human serum derived from whole blood. Currently, local clinical trials rely on these blood donations for cancer research treatments.
Donation takes less than 1 hour. Compensation is offered for your time.
- Eligible volunteer blood donor (bloodworksnw.org/eligibility)
- 18 years or older
- Fasting is required (12 hours, clear liquids only)
Why is serum so important?
Serum is a blood component without red blood cells, white blood cells or a clotting factor.
Serum is the liquid that remains after the blood has clotted, and plasma is the liquid that remains with the addition of an anticoagulant to prevent clotting.
The whole blood is allowed to clot for 30 minutes, then it will go through a centrifuge process so the separated serum can be collected.
Serum is one of the nutrients essential for growth of immunotherapy cells. THERE IS NO ARTIFICIAL SUBSTITUTE, SO THAT’S WHY WE NEED DONORS LIKE YOU.
Have more questions? Fill out the form below and we’ll reach out to you.
Ineligible for serum donations? You may qualify for a different type of research donation; click here to find out more.
UPCOMING COLLECTION DATES
September 9 and 10
October 14 and 15
November 11 and 12
December 9 and 10