By Dr Plinio Ferreira, Post-Doctoral Researcher in Platelet Biology in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

We are carrying out research to better characterise blood and platelet extracellular vesicles, which are released by cells and play an important role in both health and disease.

If you are a healthy adult (age range 18-65) with no diagnosed disease, no illnesses requiring long-term medication and are willing to donate blood, we need you.

For more information, please contact Dr Dionne Tannetta (Food and Nutritional Sciences) or Dr Plinio Ferreira (Food and Nutritional Sciences) by phone: 0118 378 5360 or email: and

Volunteers required for research on extracellular vesicles. We require small blood samples to help us understand extracellular vesicle formation and function. If you are a healthy adult (18-65 years) and are willing to help by donating a single blood sample, we need you. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.