THE CLINICAL RESEARCH VOLUNTEER PROGRAM FOR HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
The Clinical Research Volunteer Program for Healthy Volunteers at the National Institutes of Health
What is it?
Since 1954, the NIH Clinical Center, through the Clinical Research Volunteer Program, has provided an opportunity for healthy volunteers–local, national, and international–to participate in medical research studies (sometimes called protocols or trials). Healthy volunteers provide researchers with important information for comparison with people who have specific illnesses. Every year, nearly 3,500 healthy volunteers participate in studies at NIH.
What will I do?
Healthy volunteers who take part in clinical research studies at NIH may: Receive a thorough physical exam (in some studies), Receive compensation for taking part in a study, Further medical knowledge, Have the satisfaction of helping someone suffering from a chronic, serious, or life-threatening illness, Provide important scientific information for developing new disease treatments
Where will I be?
If you are considering volunteering, you can find information about research studies currently recruiting volunteers by visiting the CRVP offices or by viewing the clinical studies web site (http://clinicalstudies.info.nih.gov). When searching the web site, type in these key words: healthy volunteers and normal volunteers. You will need to come to the CRVP office to register for participation in a study. Call (301) 496-4763 or 1-800-892-3276 for more information.
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CHILD FAMILY HEALTH INTERNATIONAL
Child Family Health International (CFHI) is a non profit organization promoting the advancement of healthcare for everyone through a diverse approach.
What is it?
One program CFHI operates is the medical supply recovery, which redistributes medical supplies/drugs domestically and internationally to clinics in need.
Volunteers help bring medicine to people in the US who don’t have healthcare insurance and to people around the world. Volunteers help reduce the amount of wasted drugs.
Where is it?
995 Market Street, Suite 1104 **
San Francisco, CA 94103.
Phone: 415-957-9000, or toll free at 866-345-4674
General Information Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Programs Inquiries: email@example.com
Contributed by Losmeiya Huang