“To improve the quality of life for all people.” That is Dane Raby and why she join a research study, and its serves more as a statement for all people wondering why research studies are important. Raby is a volunteer who has participated not in 1 but in  2 research studies, she is very active and loves living life at its fullest, she has recently been part of the Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) Study, a clinical research trial at LMC Manna Research that is exploring one of the many new and upcoming RSV vaccine studies. Below, she shares her experience, her thoughts, and decision on why participating in clinical research is helping towards a greater solution to find new treatments to protect new born babies and older adults.

What motivated you to participate in research?

 To improve the quality of life for all people.

Tell us a bit about the process?

A medical exam, followed by a vaccine, then a medical follow-up.

What advice would you give to people who are considering participating in research?

You have to put 100% of your trust in the physicians and the stakeholders who are a part of the research.

What did you dislike the most about the study?

The vaccines and having to travel.

What was your favourite part?

Engaging with the stakeholders and the doctors, who follow us with a lot of compassion and professionalism.

What preconceptions did you have coming in to your first visit?

I didn’t have any preconceptions, I went in by curiosity.

Have you ever participated in a research study before?

The first research study I participated in was for the flu in 2017 or 2018. I then participated in a research study for RSV in 2021.

 

To learn more about the RSV study, and participating in Respiratory Syncytial Virus at one of our clinics, visit our study research page here, or contact us at 1-833-323-JOIN & [email protected]