Blood Donations Get paid up to $100 for each blood donation!

Blood donations will be used for research & testing specifically in the field of regenerative medicine.

1. Read Through FAQ's

Self-determine whether you’re a good fit for donation.

3. Watch for Texts

A periodic text sent to your phone notifies you when we need your blood.

2. Register Online

Use the form on this page to register to donate.  It takes 30 seconds.

4. Schedule Donation

Set up a time to visit our lab, make a donation and get paid.

Blood Donations Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the most common frequently asked questions regarding blood donation. If you have a specific question that isn't addressed in the FAQ's, please contact us and we'll be glad to answer.
How will my blood be used in the research?

Biofyl Scientific Research is an independent contract laboratory and we are hired by pharmaceutical, medical device, and other biotech companies to peform research and test their products.  Some of those products include devices used to collect blood.  In order to test their efficacy, we need donors.  Your blood will help us the determine if the devices and products are suitable and meet regulatory compliance.

How much blood will I be donating?

Depending on our need and the specific research, anywhere from 100 to 500 mililiters will be drawn.  During the draw, an area of your arm will be sterilized before a needled is inserted for the collection.  The process takes about 7 – 10 minutes.  Here is a further breakdown of blood amounts and the number of days you must wait before making another donation.

    1. Up to 100 mls (almost 7 tablespoons) – 14 days;
    2. 100-200 mls (7-13 tablespoons) – 23 days;
    3. 200-300 mls (13-20 tablespoons) – 34 days;
    4. 300-400 mls (20-27 tablespoons) – 45 days;
    5. 400-500 mls (27-33 tablespoons) – 56 days.
Who is eligible to give blood?

For our research & testing purposes, we are looking for healthy men and woman between the ages of 18 and 55.

What are the risks and benefits of donating my blood?

The main benefit you’ll receive from donating blood is personal satisfaction that  comes with helping in the advancement of science and medicine.  Without  you, we wouldn’t be able to test and vet new products.  Your role in the all this may seem small, but it really isn’t.  Another benefit is the payment you’ll receive for making the donation.

There are no risks that come with blood donation.  You may experience slight discomfort from the needle prick and develop a small bruise at the insertion site – neither of which should prevent you from going about your day in a normal fashion.

At most is a slight possibliyt of bleeding or infection at the site where the blood is drawn. The amount of blood taken should not create any hazard. Rarely, persons having blood drawn become light-headed or faint during or after the donation. If these complications should occur, there may be an inability to complete the procedure. Lastly, rare individuals are allergic to one or more of the solutions used to clean your arm for the blood draw. This results in localized redness or a rash. If you know that you have an allergy to topical iodine, inform the nurse and an alternative method will be used to prepare and cleanse the arm.  Lastly, in addtion to the discomfort there may be others riskscurrently not known

Will I get informational updates on the study?

Yes. Any information resulting from this study, that could concern your health or influence your decision to continue to participate in this study will be provided by the study doctor as such information becomes available.

What is the payment amount for participating?

You will receive $50 for donations up to a 150 ml (7 tablespoons) and $100 for donations that are 150 – 500 ml (7-33 tablespoons). If you do not complete the procedure due to unanticipated problems during collection of the whole blood, you will be paid a minimum of $25 for your time and effort. No further compensation will be paid to you and you will not profit from any developments made by researchers using your blood.

What if I suffer a research related injury?

If you suffer a physical injury as a result of your participation in this study, you will be reimbursed for medical expenses to treat the injury, to the extent not paid by your insurance. You may receive medical care in the same way as you would normally. No funds have been set aside for payment for other forms of compensation (such as lost wages, lost time, of discomfort). However, you do not give up any of your legal rights by signing this consent form.

Who will have access to the study and medical information?

Your information will be held confidential so far as permitted by law. The information that identifies you will be kept in your records at Biofyl Scientific Research and possibly sent to a data storage facility.

All samples will be given an anonymous ID number. No name or identifying information will ever be released to researchers. Samples and information will receive a unique code. All samples and information will be coded, and there will be no identifiable link to you. Strict security safeguards are in place to reduce the chance of misuse or unplanned release of information.

You can revoke this authorization at any time in writing. If you do, the following will happen:

  • If Biofyl Scientific Research still has your blood sample, it will be destroyed.
  • You will not be able to continue as a donor.
  • New information about you will not be gathered, but information already gathered will be used.

 

Blood Donation Donation Registration Form

Simply fill out this form to register as a blood donor.  Keep in mind, your name will be added to our text alert system so we may  notify you of donation opportunities.  Standard text messaging rates may apply.