Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States and affects 3.5 million Americans. Anemia is a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Red blood cells contain hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. Hemoglobin enables red blood cells to carry oxygen from your lungs to all parts of your body and to carry carbon dioxide from other parts of the body to your lungs so that it can be exhaled. If you have too few red blood cells or your hemoglobin is abnormal or low, the cells in your body will not get enough oxygen. Symptoms of anemia can include fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, dizziness, headache and cold hands/feet. Left untreated, anemia can cause many health problems.
Artemis Institute for Clinical Research conducts clinical trials of investigative medications for the treatment of anemia. Qualified people participating in a trial may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel, study-related medical evaluations, and the investigative study medication at no cost.
If you have experienced some or all of the symptoms described and would like to volunteer for a study, or if you know someone suffering from anemia who may want to volunteer, please send us your request using the Join a Study form, or call us toll-free at 855-DoStudies (855.367.8834).