Give 45 minutes, some blood, and help save lives

Article date
14 November 2017
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Can you help researchers at the University of Reading investigate what factors influence platelet function and blood clotting? The Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research are currently recruiting volunteers for a study funded by the British Heart Foundation. The study is investigating how different levels of metabolic factors within the blood, such as hormones and fats, can affect platelet function and blood clotting.

They are looking for non-smoking volunteers aged 30-65 years and not on medication for diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol. More information on the study can be found in this blog post.

If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information, please contact the METPLAR study by phoning 0118 378 7096 or emailing