Post by kkingccrimson on Jan 2, 2016 21:35:44 GMT -5
I have a screening at 12:45 on Monday
Been texting a few people,trying to get a ride
Of course,a much cheaper option is taking the bus,but only if I have to By the way,I am in Independence MO.Independence buses obviously don't go all the way in to KS I looked at the KCTA website and the Joco website for bus routes/schedules Looks like I can either be stuck on a Kansas City bus for 2 hours ,or transfer from downtown KC on to one of the JoCo buses
Problem is,I dont think the Johnson County buses run every hour..might even a period of at least 3 hours where they are not running
Any one have any experience taking the bus to V and A? Which route? What stop would I exit to walk rest of way to V and A?
Post by kkingccrimson on Jun 2, 2015 19:27:38 GMT -5
I screen next week for a study at Quintiles. I have never done a study there. Do they pay the entire amount once you have completed your final follow up,or do they pay in increments? The woman I talked with on the phone today did not explain this.She only mentioned how much i would be paid. V and A told me that we would be paid a little when we come in to screen and I think she said than paid a certain amount later(cant remember when)and than finally,we are paid the remaining amount once the study is over(this particular V and A study had 0 follow ups).
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 21, 2015 14:14:15 GMT -5
Yeah,that makes sense.At first I just thought,WTF?Some one that smokes,snorts or shoots up gets paid a lot more than those that don't?! Than I clicked on the link and it shows that for that particular study,it does require a lot of in house stays.
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 21, 2015 14:10:21 GMT -5
Thanks for your answer. Are you saying that if I screen for one study,I can not screen for another until it's known whether or not I make it in to the study I already screened for? So,if i screen for soing called healthy volunteers 1,I can't screen for healthy volunteers 2 until they let me know if I will be in the healthy volunteers study 1?
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 20, 2015 20:33:08 GMT -5
The 2 nearest clinics for me,are Quintiles and Vince... If one screens,say at Quintiles on a Tuesday,can you than go and screen at Vince..a few days later? If I screen for one study at either of the above clinincs,how soon can i go back to that same clinic to screen for another? I am aware that you do have to wait 30 days after you check out of 1 study before you can participate in another.
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 17, 2015 19:11:17 GMT -5
Went back to CSL Plasma today Went through hoops and circles for over an hour.Finally,one of the employees took me right to a bed,so they could begin the procedure(I think she felt bad because i had been waiting going back and forth. Anyhoo,one gal "found" a vein in my right(one of the doctors their took a look and said that I do indeed have small veins),stuck the needle in,waited a while,and I guess things did not go the way they were supposed to since she removed the needle,applied ice,gauze and a bandage. So than someone else tried my left arm and that did not work either. I did not end up giving any plasma,but,since they did stick me,I walked out with an extra 50 bucks. I will wait a few days and see if theres any severe bruising. I will probably try it at least once more,just to see if I can get any more money out of them.I think there could be the possibility of being deferred.If I am deferred,I at least hope I can get paid again.Not sure how much it is for second donation(even though,technically,I never have donated). I plan on trying either Quintiles or V and A..maybe both,with in the next couple of weeks.
Post by kkingccrimson on Apr 16, 2015 20:16:13 GMT -5
Called the today.I was told that many have donated plasma and participated in a study.Just depends on the study(Vince And...said the same thing).Also,if you tell them you have donated,you might have to do a "wash out",which i guess means having to wait a certain length of time. So im not sure what will happen. I tried to donate plasma a couple of days a go,and the woman could not find a vein..in either arm!Dumb @ss. So I only made 10 bucks.I will try again tomorrow,and if the same thing happens,the Hell with it.I have been avoiding caffeine,fatty foods and have been drinking a lot of water.