giving life to research


Why donate

You are essential to Giving Life to Research.

If you are in good health and between the ages of 18 and 55, you can contribute to medical research. Researchers require healthy adult donors in this age group the majority of the time for preclinical research.

The study of biological processes, diseases, and drug development all rely on donations of cells isolated from blood and tissue samples provided from individuals like you. Cells isolated from healthy donors are important in many aspects of research studies, including testing potential drugs, leading to the development of improved treatments and cellular therapies. We strive to obtain samples from large numbers of donors to ensure we have the right samples that meet specific research requests.

Providing researchers with cells obtained through responsible, sustainable donor programs such as Canventa’s, enables them to focus on their research and results instead of worrying about finding the right samples. This helps to speed up their research, ultimately leading to new therapies for life-threatening diseases. Learn more about the important research being conducted with the help of human blood here.

Become a donor today.

Reasons to donate blood for scientific research:

  • Research is conducted on diseases such as, cancer, autoimmune disorders such as diabetes, or life-threatening infectious diseases. About 1 in 7 people in the US will be affected by these illnesses.
  • Human blood is needed in many preclinical research studies of disease and has no equivalent substitute
  • Receive compensation for your time and effort by donating at Canventa
How donations are used in research

How it works

Eligible donors may be able to participate in our whole blood, leukapheresis, and/or bone marrow donation programs. At this time, Canventa only enrolls normal donors who can be defined as those without chronic diseases, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, metabolic syndromes, or infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.

Each type of donation varies in procedure, duration, and compensation for time and effort. All procedures are performed by a licensed medical professional. Eligible donors will be notified by staff which donation(s) they may schedule. Enrolled donors may donate regularly at select intervals. The donation interval for each collection also varies. Blood donors may be eligible to donate once every 2 months, leukapheresis donors every 35 days, and bone marrow donors are eligible for repeat donations once every 4 months.


We recognize the time and effort involved in the donation process. Compensation depends on the type of donation. Canventa staff will review the compensation rates with you at your initial appointment. You can choose to receive compensation for your time and effort in the form of a direct deposit into a bank account, or check. You may receive compensation the same day as collection depending on method of payment.

Types of donations

Donation type Examples of research supported General requirements Duration Eligibility/ Frequency
Whole Blood
  • Assay development
  • Infection, inflammation, and immunity research
  • 18–55 years
  • Healthy iron levels
15–45 minutes Every 2 months
  • T cell engineering
  • Immuno-oncology research
  • Cell therapy applications
  • Drug and vaccine development
  • 18–55 years
3–4 hours Every 35 days
Bone Marrow
  • Cancer research including AML, CLL, etc
  • Research on myelodysplastic syndromes, transplantation research, regenerative medicine
  • 18–55 years
20–40 minutes Every 4 months


Learn more about specific donation types and donation requirements here.