Think Baby Boomers are the biggest generation by population? Think again. Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers by more than 7 million according to Census.gov, and that could have an even more significant impact on healthcare than the risks of caring for the aging Baby Boomer population. Luckily, Millennials seem to be stepping up to the challenge by figuring out ways to make healthcare work for them.
One option Millennials have to continue trying to improve healthcare is participating in clinical trials. These clinical research trial participants have the benefit not only of potentially being compensated, but of helping the medical research community at large while learning more about medical treatments and their own health in the process.
Do some good for the medical research community. Volunteers and trial participants serve the scientific community and the world by helping medical researchers learn more about specific medical treatments and their effect on the body. You’ll be helping researchers continue their work to develop potentially life-saving treatments for those in need.
Another benefit of participating in a clinical trial is that you are likely to go through a health screening before being accepted to participate in the trial. This will be a chance to learn more about your own current health condition. Then if you are selected for the trial, you will continue to learn more as you go through the trial. And you will get a front seat into what clinical research looks like, along with the added experience and insight that you may gain by interacting with the research staff.
And get compensated
You are already serving the community and learning more about your own health and the medical research process, so why not also get compensated to do so? Not all clinical trials offer participant compensation, but many do, and DaVita Clinical Research offers up to $250 per day to clinical trial participants. Find out more about what studies are available and how you can participate by speaking with a DaVita Clinical Research recruiter today.
Disclaimer: Phase 1 (in-patient) clinical trials are not intended to treat a disease or condition. Phase 3 (out-patient) clinical trials may help treat an existing disease or condition. The information presented in this blog may be referring to either a phase 1 clinical trial or to a phase 3 clinical trial or to both. If you contact us regarding a trial, be sure to speak with the recruiter about whether or not the trial is intended to treat a condition.