As studies go, it was quite simple. We gave some preliminary medical history over the phone so the doctor could decide if he wanted our blood. Once he decided that he did, we came in. From there, it was a simple questionnaire about our allergic history and a blood draw. Easy Peezy!
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I went first because I wanted Zax, who again isn't very good with needles, to see what was in store. He watched the tech take my blood and took these pictures of the process.
We were very happy to help contribute to this! Have you ever participated in a research study?
As a matter of fact, this study is still looking for participants. They have enough controls (non-allergy people) but if you're in Colorado and have a peanut or tree nut allergy, or know anybody who fits that criteria, I hope you will consider participating!
Here's the info, if you are interested:
PEANUT AND TREE-NUT ALLERGY RESEARCH STUDY
Blood Samples for the Study of Peanut, Tree Nut and
Other Food Allergies
COMIRB # 13-2102
We are seeking adults and children who are allergic to
peanuts and/or tree-nuts to donate blood. And
individuals with no known food allergies.
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine how the body’s
immune system interacts with nuts and other foods to cause allergic
To be eligible, you must be:
1. 6-75 years of age
2. Have a diagnosis of peanut and/or tree-nut allergy made by either skin
tests or blood tests.
3. Have no known peanut and/or tree-nut allergy.
Participation will include:
1. Donation of a small amount of blood
Financial compensation will be provided after participation in the study.
For information, please call
Spodra Eglite study coordinator
Principal Investigator: Stephen Dreskin, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator: Dan Atkins, M.D.