Donate Blood Specimen to the Biorepository
Would you like to help find better treatments and cures for health conditions and diseases? You can donate a blood specimen to our Biorepository!
We are actively looking for blood samples from healthy patients as well as patients who have a disease or health condition.
Donating a sample is easy!
Just follow the steps below:
- Make an appointment by calling 508-586-2557 or email ConqueringDiseases@umassmed.edu
- During your appointment you will be asked to sign a consent form
- Donate a small amount of blood (about 1 ½ teaspoons).
Your blood sample will be de-identified. In other words, information that could identify you is removed. However, your disease and health information will be linked to your sample. Having blood samples linked to disease and health history information, even without information that could identify those giving a blood sample, while protecting your identity, will help our scientists and doctors discover new ways to treat and prevent diseases. Their work will make new treatments available to people in our community.
Please visit us at the Conquering Diseases Program suite at UMass Medical School. We are located at 55 Lake Avenue in the Ambulatory Care Center, on the first floor. You can also contact us to make an appointment to have your blood drawn for the Biorepository at 508-856-2557 or ConqueringDiseases@umassmed.edu.