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How Do I Participate in the Blood Substudy?

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1)         Sign up

Sign up for and consent to join using the VOICES of Black Women portal.

2)      Schedule your blood draw

Receive a kit in the mail, which will include all materials needed. It will also include instructions for how to make an appointment with an ACS lab partner at a location that is convenient for you.  

3)      Get your blood drawn

You will need your collection kit at the time of your appointment. A medical professional will draw 30ml (about 2 tablespoons) of blood. This is similar to the amount drawn during a routine doctor’s visit. The medical professional will also collect your physical measurements (your height, weight, waist, and blood pressure).

4)      Take a brief survey

Within 24 hours after your blood draw, take a brief survey on the portal. This survey will ask about things like what medications you’re taking and when you had your last meal before giving blood.

5)      Redeem your $40 e-gift card

Once we receive your blood sample and process your survey, we’ll send instructions on how to redeem your $40 e-gift card as a thank you for your participation.