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Investigating the Feasibility of Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion Using an Untreated Syringe and the Potential Hemolysis Incited by Pressure Infusion through Needle-free IV Connector

Current practice in military blood transfusion is to use specific IV bags and chemical preservatives to transfer blood from the donor to the injured recipient. Our goal is to study if this blood transfusion can occur using a basic syringe without any preservative. This will help military personnel in areas will limited resources to provide blood transfusions to injured soldiers and save lives. We will also be evaluating ultrasound techniques which determine if a patient needs fluid (either regular IV fluid or blood transfusion).

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 65 months
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)
  • Weekend hours, if needed


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

Participants will be asked to donate the equivalent of one unit of whole blood as would be expected from a standard blood donation (i.e. American Red Cross, etc).


$50 Gift Card

In-person visits:
Total length of participation:
1-3 hours

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • 18-65 years old
  • Healthy Adults

Not eligible if:

  • History Bleeding Disorder or Anemia
  • Currently Pregnant or trying to become pregnant
  • Recent blood donations in the last 8 weeks
  • Currently taking any medication which may be classified as a blood thinner
  • Recent injury or trauma which may impact the results of this study

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

UNC Hospitals / UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Christopher Scheiber

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Injury/Injury Prevention
Veteran Health / Military

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