Medicine will be transformed in the 21st century as new technologies are developed which use our blood and the immune system it contains to detect, treat and prevent disease.
As researchers race to develop new treatments and diagnostics, they recognised the urgent requirement for a European source of fresh, highly characterised human blood biospecimens for precision medicine research and Research Donors was created to address this.
Research Donors recruit healthy volunteer donors to meet the blood biospecimen requirements of their clients. To-date they have recruited more than 2,000 donors, who enable researchers to access precisely defined blood samples to support their research and development activities.
Research Donors operate from their blood donation centre and onsite processing lab in London collecting samples via whole blood and apheresis methods. This facility is located in a highly populated and diverse community, close to the UK’s leading bioscience research centres and with excellent transport links across Europe. They have secured a license from the Human Tissue Authority and Research Ethics Approval from the NHS Health Research Authority which demonstrate their commitment to professional standards and integrity. Their ‘Industry-grade’ procedures and documentation and consistently high sample quality have enabled them to build a customer base of more than 200 clients across the CRO, pharma, biotech, diagnostics and academic research markets.