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Can you help us investigate how different factors can affect platelet and blood vessel function?

Research volunteers needed for University of Reading in RG6

The Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research is 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.

The research that they are performing involves 240 non-smoking volunteers aged 30-65 years and not on medication for diabetes, high blood pressure or cholesterol. During the 45 minute visit, they will take a few measurements and a blood sample from these volunteers and use this to help us to understand how blood clotting is different in different individuals. This research will hopefully lead to the production of better targeted anti-platelet medications to help prevent strokes and heart attacks in the future.

Visits take less than an hour, take place on the University of Reading campus and can be scheduled as early as 7.30am.

This is the link to the article that was previously published which contains more information:

https://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR753557.aspx

Contact person firstname
Jo Mitchell, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
0118 378 7096
Contact instructions?
We are contactable by phone anytime during the week between around 8.30am and 6pm and we can pick up emails at anytime.
Location address line 1
Harborne Building
Line 2
Reading University Campus
Line 3
Whightknights
Town
Reading
Postcode
RG6 6LA

Map
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
For micro-volunteering
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMTue AMWed AMThu AMFri AM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Research
Will suit someone like this:
Has a few minutes to spare
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Yes
Is training given?
No
Is support given?
No
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel expenses will be reimbursed
Will I need my own transportation?
No
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
No
Are references required?
No
Will there be an interview?
No
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
30
Maximum age
65
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
100
Opportunity added on
10 October 2018

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