Immunology Study

Clinical Research Division

Immunology Study

Clinical Research Coordinator, Ruth Crampton, explains study to potential participant.

Photo by Susan Lemmon/ Fred Hutch

Volunteers are needed for a study focused on the development of new immunotherapy-based treatment.  

Bone marrow transplantation demonstrated that the human immune system could be harnessed to cure cancer.  Now Dr. Stanley Riddell and his Fred Hutch colleagues are developing successful treatments that use the immune system to fight a variety of diseases, much as it eliminates everyday infections like the common cold.

This revolutionary approach, called immunotherapy, yields effective cancer treatments with far fewer side effects than conventional drugs, radiation or surgery.

Our goal is to make immunotherapy as successful for many cancers as bone marrow transplantation has been for leukemia.

What are volunteers asked to do?

Study volunteers will go through a screening process to determine eligibility. Eligible donors are added to our database for study enrollment. The Clinical Research Coordinator will contact donors depending on the specific needs of the laboratory.

Each donor is requested to donate 400 cc of blood. The compensation is $60 for full collection. Blood draw events are held every other month, excluding holidays, on the Fred Hutch campus.

Eligible donors will be invited to attend a blood draw donation event. Appointments are about 15-30 minutes long and are scheduled in the morning.

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Study Highlights / Donor Requirements

  • Must meet blood donor eligibilty
  • Compensation is $60 for full 400 cc collection
  • Ability to travel to Fred Hutch campus
  • Time commitment is flexible

Are there any risk and benefit to study participants?

There is no direct benefit to study participants.  Since the process involves a venipuncture, there will be some discomfort and potential bruising at the site of the blood draw.  Study participants may withdraw from the study at any time.

Are you interesting in donating?

If you would like to be added to our database of donors we will need to verify that you are an eligible donor. You may contact us at Immunobd@fredhutch.org for eligibility screening and further details.