Specimen donation

Scientists are looking for blood, cells and tissues to conduct their research and to know more about diseases and their treatment. The human tissue usage reduces the need for animal tissue and provides scientists with information of higher clinical relevance.

If you are over 18 years old, you can join our database. Depending on the study, we may need to collect specimens from donors with certain medical conditions or from healthy donors who do not have any medical issues. We will contact you regarding any possible donation that we think may be suitable based on the information you provide.

By joining our anonymous secure donor database and donating a specimen you help to advance researches in a wide range of diseases, help to develop new treatments and eventually even methods of cure.

пожертвовать / donate

Specimens you can donate come in many forms, including:

  • Blood;
  • Urine;
  • Feces;
  • Hair;
  • Saliva;
  • Small skin biopsies
  • and more.

Specimens are collected by trained and qualified healthcare professionals in appropriate institutions, or you can take specimens at home using the containers we provide. Before agreeing to donate your specimen, you can discuss the collection and ask any questions you may have. You will get an information booklet with detailed description of the required specimen collection process, any follow-up care or return visits if necessary, and details of applicable inconvenience.

Once the specimen is taken, it gets a unique code. This code will be shared with researchers along with some basic information about you (age, gender, ethnicity), health (or disease) and any current medications or treatments. The information will not include your name, date of birth, address, or any other information that could allow researchers to identify you. You participate anonymously and your details are completely confidential.

We offer you a compensation for your time and travel costs. The amount depends on the type of a specimen you donate. Payments are made directly to the bank account you specify.