Trailblazers among us!

This year the day celebrates the research professional. The date is significant as it is the moment James Lind began his famous clinical trial on scurvy in 1747 ( Lind was a ‘trailblazer’ of his time as he laid the groundwork for modern-day clinical research, providing a day for the world to acknowledge the achievements that result from clinical trials.

People working in clinical trials are dedicated to building and developing a pathway to new advancements and treatments to prevent, diagnose and manage health conditions or diseases. Clinical trials require time and patience; is multi-faceted and complex, involving passionate and devoted staff from many fields committed to achieving the same goal. They are

“engines that power the advancement of human health”

For clinical trials to be successful patients need the focus and attention from all health professionals involved in the process – doctors; haematologists; nurses.

Perth Blood Institute’s (PBI) clinical trial’s team

We currently have 24 active clinical trials involving 138 patients, which is the largest number the team has been in involved with since PBI’s inception in 2013. The growth of the organisation is due to the 11 dedicated staff and researchers which has made PBI one of the largest not-for-profit, malignant and non-malignant haematology clinical research institutes in Western Australia.

To read about the experiences of some patients who participated in PBI clinical trials, please visit Stories | Perth Blood Institute.