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What is a healthy volunteer study?
When a company makes a new laboratory machine to analyze blood, blood samples from a wide range of people are needed to calibrate it. Similarly, when scientists develop a new blood testing methodology many blood samples are required to set standards for “normal” versus “abnormal.”
The healthy volunteer studies conducted at Baptist Health Center for Clinical Research typically involve drawing several tubes of blood, for which the volunteer receives a small monetary stipend and the satisfaction of helping others by advancing medical science.