Supporting medical research through blood donations

Research Donors' commitments:

Exceptional donor care

Donor care and safety is our top priority

High quality products

Products are produced under the highest quality standards

Supporting positive change in biomedical research

Highly characterized biospecimens supplied for precision medicine research

Located near Canary Wharf and supporting research worldwide

Research Donors is based in a HTA licensed, modern blood donation facility near Canary Wharf. Centrally located, Research Donors is easily accessible via many different public transport methods.

About us

Medicine will be transformed in the 21st century as new technologies are developed which use our blood and the immune system it contains to detect, treat and prevent disease.

As researchers race to develop new treatments and diagnostics, we recognised the urgent requirement for a European source of fresh, highly characterised human blood biospecimens for precision medicine research and we created Research Donors to address this.

What we do

We recruit healthy volunteer donors to meet the blood biospecimen requirements of our clients. To-date we have recruited more than 2,000 donors, who enable researchers to access precisely defined blood samples to support their research and development activities.

We operate from our blood donation centre and onsite processing lab in London collecting samples via whole blood and apheresis methods. This facility is located in a highly populated and diverse community, close to the UK’s leading bioscience research centres and with excellent transport links across Europe. We have secured a license from the Human Tissue Authority and Research Ethics Approval from the NHS Health Research Authority which demonstrate our commitment to professional standards and integrity. Our ‘Industry-grade’ procedures and documentation and consistently high sample quality have enabled us to build a customer base of more than 200 clients across the CRO, pharma, biotech, diagnostics and academic research markets.

Working with us

Research Donors is focused on building its sample collection and processing capabilities. We work in partnership with a select few partners to support our commercial interactions with customers around the world.

We are continuing to develop and expand our capabilities and we welcome the chance to discuss new opportunities and partnerships with interested researchers, as well as new potential commercial and financial partners.