Healthy Donor Samples (UARK-2009-88)

UARK 2009-88, Collection of bone marrow for Molecular genetic studies

 

Title: 

UARK 2009-88, Collection of bone marrow for Molecular genetic studies

Sponsor: 

UAMS MIRT 

PI: 

Bart Barlogie, MD

Phase: 

N/A

Purpose: 

This study is being done to help MIRT researchers learn more about the biology and genetic makeup of multiple myeloma and related diseases by studying blood, bone marrow, and leukapheresis in a research laboratory.

Eligibility:  

This study will enroll healthy patients that have normal bone marrow. The study is designed to obtain normal bone marrow cells or blood sample(s), or mononuclear cells collected by leukapheresis, for laboratory research studies. These samples will be used to study the biology of multiple myeloma and related diseases (we will compare normal donor marrow to the marrows of patients with multiple myeloma and related disorders) or to develop new therapies.

Treatment: 

This is not a treatment study. If you decide to participate in this study, we will obtain bone marrow and/or a blood sample, and/or a leukapheresis sample from you.  If you are donating bone marrow material, you will have the following tests performed prior to your donation: Prothrombin time (PT), Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT), International Normalized Ratio (INR), Platelet Count (PLT), and Protein electrophoresis.

 If you are donating a blood sample only, no additional laboratory testing will be needed prior to your donation.

Contact: 

Nathan Petty
E-mail: pettynathanm@uams.edu
Phone: 501-526-6990 ext. 2435