Public and patient involvement

We are very keen to hear what patients, donors, carers and members of the public think about the research we are doing and the potential for laboratory grown blood as a treatment for certain patients.

Get involved

There is an opportunity to become involved in some of the research that the Unit will be carrying out.

Join our Public Advisory Group

Examples of work involved:

  • helping to write our research ethics applications;
  • writing the information and consent forms that go to people who participate in our research;
  • helping to guide laboratory research;
  • helping analyse data and writing up our findings for the benefit of patients, donors and carers.

You do not need previous experience of research. We will provide appropriate training and support.

Focus groups and interviews

We are also seeking a range of public views through research focus groups and interviews.

Find out more

We will be holding public events where you can find out more about our research and why we are doing it and also give us your feedback.


For further information about how you can get involved please contact Andy Gibson on 07941 344653 or e-mail

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