We invite African-American SCT positive men and women and their family members, with or without a history of ERE, to participate.
Exertion Related Events (EREs) such as exercise-related muscle damage, heat stroke, and collapse have been observed in individuals with Sickle Cell Trait (SCT).
The Consortium of Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), Uniformed Services University (USU) is conducting a study to better understand the association between SCT and EREs. This study will search for genetic markers of EREs in individuals with SCT. We invite African-American SCT positive men and women and their family members, with or without a history of ERE, to participate. Volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 80. Participants will be required to do the following: • Sign the Informed Consent Document (ICD) and HIPAA authorization form to grant access to medical information related to SCT and ERE •
Fill out a questionnaire, including a brief medical history • Give no more than 25 mL (less than 2 tablespoons) of blood Upon completion of all study requirements, participants will be compensated with a $25 gift card.
Please contact the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), USU for further details: Call: 240-479-9514 or email: [email protected]
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