How It Works
  • 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.

  • How Can I Stay Involved? What Else Can I Do to Help?

    Biomedical research is an on-going process requiring many different resources from samples to scientists to volunteers, like you. There is always a way to stay involved. Check out the CHAMP Portal to see how you can continue to help advance medical research! Through your personal Portal page, you can schedule another donation, fill out health questionnaires and surveys, read blogs written by Sanguine participants and refer friends to Sanguine. All of these activities help you win points which can go toward monetary donations to non-profit organizations of your choice! You are the key to advancing biomedical research! Stay up to date with our patient and research blogs and Sanguine's Events Calendar.

  • Is My Information Kept Private?

    ALL of the information you give to Sanguine is kept private and confidential. Researchers receive data that does not contain any information that can directly identify you and all information has been coded so that no one can identify you or connect you with your medical information. Your safety and privacy is Sanguine's #1 concern. While your private health information (PHI) is protected by law, Sanguine implements policies and procedures to make sure your private information remains that way. If you would like to learn more about your privacy rights please see our Privacy Policy.

  • Where Is My Blood Going?

    Sanguine provides samples to researchers around the world. When you donate to research through Sanguine, you can track where your samples go through your CHAMP Portal. Our goal is to provide biomedical research with quality samples that will lead to quality laboratory results. When you donate, your blood is sent directly to Sanguine's Core Lab where it is processed and stored until it is requested by a research study. Once your sample has been requested by a specific study, your CHAMP Portal will be updated to show you where it has gone.

  • Will I Be Compensated for My Time?

    Yes. Sanguine will compensate you for your blood donation and the time you've taken to participate with a $50 reloadable credit card. The balance will be available to you within 24 hours of your appointment. You can use this card wherever MasterCard is accepted. If you decide to donate again, we can reload the same credit card, so keep it handy. Sanguine also donates $25 on your behalf to the non-profit organization of your choice. Your donations can be tracked on your CHAMP Portal.

  • How Can I Prepare to Donate?

    Hydrate! The most common problem Patient Advocates encounter while trying to draw blood is dehydration. Not being sufficiently hydrated can make it difficult for a Patient Advocate to find a vein. Drink at least 2 glasses of water before your appointment, and please refrain from drinking alcohol 24 hours prior to your donation.

  • Are There Risks to Worry About When Donating?

    Our trained and highly experienced Patient Advocates will draw your blood using conventional drawing methods seen in your doctor's office, hospitals, and other blood banks. You will experience a brief, light pinch when the needle is initially inserted. To minimize pain, our Patient Advocates only use "butterfly" needles.

  • How Much Blood Will I Donate?

    You will donate approximately 6-8 tbsp of blood (about 6-10 vials, depending on the study). To put it in perspective, donating blood at the blood bank typically requires donors to donate 32 tbsp (1 pint) of blood.

  • What happens if the Patient Advocate is late?

    Sanguine Patient Advocates are very punctual and will arrive at your appointment within 10 minutes of the allotted time. If a Patient Advocate expects to arrive outside of this window, they will call you directly.

  • "Raiza was extemely gentle when putting the needle in my vein. I would definitely like to have her draw my blood next time."

  • "Amrmando is down to earth and was very engaging during his visit. I would like to see him again for the next appointment"

  • "Thanks for the opportunity to participate in research!"

  • I really have enjoyed the rewarding feeling I recieve when donating blood. I am very blessed to be apart of the advanced research thats going towards HD."

  • "Armando was polite, well groomed and professional person. Jacob (intervied on the phone) was a delight to spraek with. Thank you."

  • Razia was extremely informative and made me feel very comfortable. She made my experience very pleasant."

  • I felt safe and trusted with Armando right away he made me feel at ease."
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Patient Privacy

Privacy Policy

Sanguine BioSciences's policies and procedures protect the subjects from whom we collect specimens and medical data. These policies and procedures comply with current regulations and guidelines from the entities below.

Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) is an office within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and provides guidance and leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare and wellbeing of human subjects involved in research. Sanguine operates according to HHS human subjects protection regulations 45 CFR 46. All Sanguine employees who are directly involved in research are required to complete human subjects protection certification.

Sanguine research studies are approved by Quorum Review IRB, an internationally and AAHRPP accredited ethical review board. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a regulatory committee that provides review and oversight to study procedures insuring all research is ethically sound and exposes participants to as little risk as possible. All divisions of Sanguine BioSciences operate under approved procedures in place to provide safety and privacy for all study participants.

Sanguine removes all identifying information from participant samples and medical data, and uses a study code to identify the participant, thereafter. This code cannot be used by third parties to connect participants with their health information. Therefore, all third parties (such as researchers) that receive samples with associated medical information from Sanguine's Cryo Core biorepository will receive coded data and are unable to associate the information with individual study participants. Each researcher requesting tissue from Sanguine's Cryo Core must be institutionally approved and be able to provide such documentation upon request. Every Sanguine employee directly involved with the biorepository has successfully completed privacy training and bound by law and company policy to protect participant privacy and confidentiality.

FDA Code of Federal Regulations 21 Part 11 (21 CFR 11) provides regulations and oversight for electronic records and signatures to insure they are as trustworthy, reliable and generally equivalent to paper records. In an effort to be environmentally cognizant and assure quality recordkeeping, Sanguine consents study participants electronically in accordance with the federal Electronic Signatures in National Commerce Act and collects and stores research data on a 21 CFR 11 compliant database.

Patient Privacy

Privacy Policy

As a study sponsor, Sanguine BioSciences's biorepository research study is conducted in accordance with applicable U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations, the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) E6 Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and local, state, and federal laws. Sanguine adheres to regulations and guidelines regarding the protection of human subjects provided by the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and outlined in the HHS Code of Federal Regulation 45 Part 46 (45 CFR 46). All Sponsor policies and procedures follow the ethical principles put forth in The Belmont Report: Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research which include respect for persons, beneficence and justice. All research activities pursued by the Sponsor that include human subjects are prospectively reviewed by Quorum Review IRB to assure ethical and regulatory compliance as laid out in the Common Rule (45 CFR 46 Subpart A).

Sanguine protects directly identifiable private health information (PHI) of its research participants. All efforts are made to minimize data-related risks through several levels of protection including physical, electronic and administrative barriers as specified in the Code of Federal Regulations 45 Parts 160 and 164 (45 CFR 160 & 164), also known as The Security Rule. The Sponsor protects all health information collected in the study within a 21 CFR 11 compliant electronic database, and complies with Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) regulations.

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