People say yes to research for many reasons. Whether you are healthy or have a medical condition, there are opportunities to participate.

Fecal matters: one person’s waste is another’s cure

"I say yes to participating in research because hopefully it can do some good and help get knowledge out there to patients like me."
– Barbara Phillipson, North Vancouver

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Participating in a clinical trial with ‘everything to gain and nothing to lose’

"I say yes to participating in research because I had everything to gain and nothing to lose."
– Clar Patten, Kelowna

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Better together: Accountability helps diabetes patients control blood sugar

“I say yes to participating in research because hearing information from someone who knows the research is helpful for managing your health.”
– Floria McDonald, Vancouver

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Eyes are the windows to the soul… and to accurate concussion diagnosis?

“I say yes to participating because that’s the only way we’re going to learn more about injuries like concussions and brain trauma. The more data the better.”
– Aaron Brown, Vancouver

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Why are prostate cancer patients getting such poor sleep?

“I say yes to participating in research because it’ll benefit other people and the health care system.”
– John France, Vancouver

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Active, experienced, and healthy cyclist wasn’t expecting a heart attack

“I say yes to participating in this study because research is needed for diseases like this that are considered rare. It’s not common enough for people to understand it but it is happening.”
– Keiko Yamanaka, Vancouver

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Risk of urinary tract infections complicates recovery from kidney stone surgery

“I say yes to participating in research because it just makes sense to do anything to help improve the health care process.”
– Paul Shipton, West Vancouver

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Speeding up the recovery time of a common runners’ injury

“I say yes to participating in research because people doing research are very committed to you as a person and they listen. Believe them and give yourself the opportunity to avail of their expertise.”
— Sibeal Foyle, West Vancouver

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