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(RST-0094) Human lymphocyte activation in health and disease: Role of dendritic cells

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Human lymphocyte activation in health and disease: Role of dendritic cells (RST-0094)

Principal Investigator:
Ralph M. Steinman M.D.


Contact Information:
Arleen Hurley
Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Telephone: 212-327-7433
Enrollment Status:
Closed to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
The reason for doing this research is to understand how the immune system of the body defends us against infection and disease.

Scientists are able to discover new features of the body’s defense mechanisms by studying blood samples from healthy adult volunteers.

Detailed Description of Protocol:
Approximately 100-450 ml (3½ – 30 tablespoonfuls) of blood will be withdrawn from a vein in your arm using standard sterile techniques to obtain blood for routine blood donations. Profile:
Subjects being referred by other Principal Investigators

What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

- Healthy Volunteers


18 years and older

Children permitted to participate:

Potential Benefits.....
There will be no direct benefit to you taking part in this study. However, the information we gain from this study may help others in the future.

To help pay for your costs or time spent being in this research study, we will pay you $20.00 for every 100 ml (~ 6½ tablespoonfuls), of blood drawn.

If you agree to have between 350-450 ml (~ 23½ –30 tablespoonfuls) of blood drawn at the New York Blood Center, you will be reimbursed $100.00 for your costs or time spent.