I Signed Up. What Now?
Once you have decided to participate and submit your contact information, a Sanguine research coordinator will call you to explain the next steps in detail. Our coordinators will ask you general questions about your health and medical history to determine if you qualify in one of our blood collection studies. If you qualify, the research coordinator will assign you to your local Sanguine mobile phlebotomy Patient Advocate who will call you to schedule your appointment.
Where Do I Donate?
Sanguine makes donating to biomedical research easy by working with your schedule to find the best time for you to make your donation. You will talk directly with your local Sanguine Patient Advocate to schedule a time that's right for you. Sanguine Patient Advocates will meet you in the privacy and comfort of your home to explain the research study and perform the blood collection. For your safety and the protection of your privacy, Patient Advocates will only meet you at your place of residence.*
*Certain circumstances may permit Patient Advocates to meet you at your place of work and are evaluated internally on a case-by-case basis.
What Does Sanguine Want With My Medical Information?
Sanguine asks you to sign a Release of Medical Records so that we can provide researchers with as much data about your samples as possible. Sanguine provides scientists with the highest quality samples for their research so they can get the most accurate results. This includes not only carefully collected samples, but also medical details that will help explain scientific results in terms of clinical outcomes. Your coded medical information will help scientists translate laboratory results into clinical information.
What Documents Should I Have Ready?
In order to participate in the research study, you must show proof of diagnosis. This may include physical medical records, a medication bottle with your name that you take or used to take for your condition or a medical diagnostic report. Also, you should have your physician's contact information available. We will ask you to sign a Release of Medical Records so that Sanguine can provide researchers additional information, if needed. Again, information gleaned from the medical record will be de-identified.
I Don't Have Health Insurance. Can I Still Participate?
Yes. You will still need to show some proof of diagnosis, as explained under the question "What Documents Should I Have Ready?" Also, even if you do not have a current physician, you can still sign a Release of Medical Records request for an old physician whom you used to see.
Will I Get Test Results From Sanguine?
Sanguine collects blood to provide scientists with quality samples for their research. We do not perform diagnostic tests within our Core Lab. General tests we run on samples include HIV, HBV, HCV, blood typing and glucose level for diabetes participants. We cannot release these results to you or your physician at this time.
What Happens if I Need to Cancel My Appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment for any reason, please call or email your Patient Advocate as soon as possible. If you cannot get in contact with your Patient Advocate, call Sanguine headquarters at (800) 470-3137.
How Long Will the Appointment Take?
The appointment may take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. While most appointments only take 30minutes, each participant is unique and circumstances may vary.