Allergic Patients Can Help Support Pollen Allergy Research
Currently Enrolling Allergic Patients to Support Pollen Allergy Research & Diagnostics
We are enrolling allergic patients who use allergy medicine to alleviate moderate to severe grass, tree, weed, and flower pollen allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis.
The Allergy Antibody Plasma Donation program at PlasmaLab relies on donors like you to support important research performed by affiliate medical research groups. Your plasma may also be used to develop test kits used by physicians to diagnose allergies in their patients.
Candidates accepted into PlasmaLab’s Allergy Antibody Plasma Donation program will make 1 to 5 plasma donations and be compensated $185 for each completed plasma donation. There is the potential for long-term participation in this program.
All screening appointments and plasma donations take place at our medical center in Everett WA. We are located one block east of Providence Regional Medical Center’s Pacific campus.
How Do I Qualify?
Candidates are screened through IgE allergy testing and meet specific qualifications listed on our eligibility page. Ideal candidates fit one or more of the following situations:
- I take one or more over-the-counter allergy medicines to control seasonal pollen allergies.
- I have been prescribed an allergy medicine by a physician.
- I have had to switch to a different allergy medicine because the one I used no longer works for me.
- Pollen allergies sometimes trigger asthma symptoms or attacks.
- I get sinus headaches when I experience pollen allergies.
- I get itchy, watery eyes when I experience pollen allergies and I use allergy eye drops to alleviate the symptoms.
- My sinuses become extremely swollen and I experience severe congestion, runny nose, and sneezing during my pollen allergy season.
- It is difficult for me to sleep because of sinus problems and headaches due to pollen allergies.
- Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) runs in my family.
- I had positive test results from a skin allergy scratch test.
- I had positive test results from an IgE (immunoglobulin E) blood test for allergies.
- I experience Oral Allergy Syndrome to raw fruits and/or vegetables.
- I currently receive or have received allergy shots.
- I use sublingual immunotherapy tablets to alleviate my allergies.