9 Oct 2017

Would you like to donate blood for cardiovascular research?

Investigation of new anti-clotting approaches to prevent heart attack and stroke
At the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, we are studying the processes involved in the formation of blood clots.  
 
While blood clots normally form to prevent excessive bleeding following an injury, the same processes are involved in the formation of harmful clots that may block blood vessels, causing heart attacks or strokes.  A better understanding of how clots form will not only increase our knowledge of blood clot formation in healthy individuals and individuals with cardiovascular disease, but may lead to new preventative and therapeutic drugs for heart attacks and strokes.
 
We need human blood on a daily basis to ensure such vital research continues. Can you help? 


Participant information 

    • Blood donors must be aged 18 – 60 years, and not currently taking anti-clotting or anti-inflammatory medication.  These include non-prescription drugs such as  Aspirin, Disprin,  ibuprofen (Nurofen).
    • We accept some individuals unable to give blood at the Red Cross Blood Bank (i.e. People who have previously resided in the United Kingdom). Conditions apply.
    • Participation is entirely voluntary, and participants will receive $10 per donation as reimbursement for their travel /parking costs.
    • Blood will be collected at The Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (Level 2, AMREP Building, Commercial Rd, Prahran) between  8:30 – 10:00 am. Blood volumes required can range from 50 – 200 mls.  
For more information, please contact:
Ms Nikki Kara (9903 0122) email nikki.kara@monash.edu
at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases between 8.30am – 5.00pm
Ethics approval number CF07/0141 - 2007000025 
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