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Did you know that your blood donation contributes to medical breakthroughs? The cells that are collected from your blood donation are used in research by scientists around the world. Some key areas of research include oncology, vaccine development, transplant and regenerative biology, and much more!
Immune cells from your donation are particularly important, they include peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), T cells, B cells, NK cells, monocytes, and dendritic cells. Cancer, autoimmune, and infectious diseases are all areas where your blood donation is critical. The development of new therapies for these diseases, and many others, isn’t possible without blood donations from an Everyday Hero like you.
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Has Cancer Impacted Your Loved Ones?
Your blood donation is vital to develop new cancer therapies.
T cells (a type of white blood cell) that are collected from your blood donation could be the foundation for innovative therapies used to fight cancer. A new approach in the fight against cancer is CAR-T immunotherapy. In CAR-T therapy, T cells are collected, and engineered, to specifically target and kill a patient’s cancer cells. That’s right-the T cells from your blood donation could someday contribute to a treatment for cancer!Make a Difference
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Blood donations from Everyday Heroes like you.
Blood donations from Everyday Heroes like you provide essential cellular material that scientists need for research. What type of research? What role do immune cells play in cancer? How does our body fight off infection? What role do immune cells play autoimmune diseases like MS, Lupus, or Celiac disease? Your blood donation can help scientists answer these questions, and countless more, while advancing our understanding of diseases that impact so many lives.