Be a healthy blood donor

Researchers use donated blood to understand how the immune system works, and what goes wrong to cause disease. White blood cells and antibodies are both components of the immune system, which we can isolate from a blood sample.

In our research, we obtain blood samples from patients to analyse their white blood cells and antibodies, but it is important to compare these results to those from healthy people. This is because there is a lot of person-to-person variation in immune function.

Find out more on donating blood for Medical Research at the Centre.