Volunteering for a clinical study is an important and very personal decision. Different people volunteer for different reasons.
For some, it’s a way to explore treatments that might help with a persistent or severe medical condition for which they’ve not been able to find relief in other ways. They know the treatment being studied may or may not help them, and they feel it’s worth the attempt.
For others, it’s an opportunity to help advance medical science and health care. Even if a particular treatment turns out to be unsuccessful, every clinical trial volunteer in every study helps improve future treatment options.
For most, it’s a combination of both. And we would be interested to hear your thoughts!