Research Program for Patients with Thyroid disorders

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Have you been diagnosed as having a Thyroid Disorder like Hashimoto’s or Hypothyroidism? Do you have desire to help others and researchers?  We have a plasma donation program designed just for you and we need patients to participate.  Plasma is a vital component in the very test kit(s) that were used in aiding your diagnosis.  Plasma contains proteins and antibodies and the researchers need those antibodies to create the positive controls to diagnose other patients.  Without plasma donors such as yourself these very test kits run a risk of going on back order making a speedy and accurate diagnosis more difficult when physicians or hospitals need the kits to make the diagnosis.

The plasma donation program is called plasmapheresis where your plasma is spun off from the red blood cells and you get your red cells returned to you thru this process.  Plasma donation programs are so safe that the FDA allows you to do so more frequently than say a whole blood drive.  Plasma is “rebuilt” within a 24 hour period allowing you to donate twice in a 7 day period, whereas whole blood you can only do so every 56 days/8 weeks because it takes your body this long to recoup/re-build the red cells donated.

Participants who qualify and donate are compensated in the program each time they donate and can earn $300 a visit ($600 or more per week) for donating plasma to help others.  All travel related expenses are pre-paid by us to get you to/from a facility nearest you to participate and you still get your full payment at the conclusion of each visit.

To learn more please visit http://www.accessclinical.com , or you may reach us at 800-510-4003 to speak to a live representative.

Basic Qualifications:-

  • Must have, or have access to your blood test results showing your antibodies which are your TG/Thyroglobulin and your TPO/Thyroid Peroxidase antibodies.  We cannot use a TSH, T3 or T4 result to qualify you as those are “hormone” function tests and not the actual antibodies produced by your diagnosis.
  • Must be HIV/HCV/HBV Negative
  • Must be 18-65 years in age and weigh at least 110 pounds or more

 

What is Hashimoto’s disease?

Hashimoto’s disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid gland. Your thyroid is a small gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid gland makes hormones that control many activities in your body, including how fast your heart beats and how fast you burn calories.

In people with Hashimoto’s disease, the immune system makes antibodies that attack the thyroid gland. This damages your thyroid gland, so it does not make enough thyroid hormone. Hashimoto’s disease often leads to hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism, when severe, can cause your metabolism to slow down, which can lead to weight gain, fatigue, and other symptoms.

What are some of the symptoms:-

You may not have any symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease for years. The first sign is often an enlarged thyroid, called a goiter. The goiter may cause the front of your neck to look swollen. You may feel it in your throat, or it may be hard to swallow. But most people don’t have any symptoms, and goiters rarely cause pain.

Some women with Hashimoto’s disease have problems getting pregnant.

Hashimoto’s disease often leads to an underactive thyroid gland (hypothyroidism). Symptoms of an underactive thyroid include feeling tired, feeling cold when others do not, constipation, weight gain, and heavier-than-normal menstrual periods.

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