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Rates

Overview

The rates paid to donors and charged to investigators have been established to offset donor fees and the costs of the donor screening, including blood tests such as CBC, HIV, HepB, HepC, and ABO.   We appreciate all feedback about this program.  Please email any comment, concern or question to nbdinfo@scripps.edu and it will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

Paid to Donor

Donors are paid a minimum of $25.00 per visit.  The actual payment to a donor is based on the amount donated shown in the table below (all donations shown in milliliters):

Amount Donated

Amount Paid

1 ml to 125 ml

$25.00

126 ml to 250 ml

$50.00

251 ml to 375 ml

$75.00

376 ml to 500 ml

$100.00

Investigator Charges (TSRI)

The Investigator is charged the cost of the blood donation that the NBDS incurs (see table below) plus a per donor service charge.   Investigators outside of TSRI are also charged TSRI's current indirect cost rate, please see this page for details.  If you have a rate question, please email nbdinfo@scripps.edu and include your IRB number.

Volume Requested
Base Charge
1 ml to 125 ml
$43.00
126 ml to 250 ml
$68.00
251 ml to 375 ml
$93.00
376 ml to 500 ml
$118.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

NBDS requires a 48 hour advance notice for cancellation of all Blood Donor Requests.  Any requests made that are cancelled will result in the investigator being charged based on the volume of blood ordered to compensate the donor for their time/travel expenses.

Investigator Charges (Outside TSRI)

The cost of the blood for users of the Normal Blood Drawing Service (NBDS) who are not employees of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is listed in the table below for varying blood volumes.  The Base Rate charge includes payment to the donor and other direct expenses associated with the services such as blood donor supplies, donor testing and screenings.

 
Volume Requested
Base Rate
1 ml to 125 ml
$105.00
126 ml to 250 ml
$130.00
251 ml to 375 ml
$155.00
376 ml to 500 ml
$180.00
 
 
 
 
 
 

  

The above charges are also assessed an indirect cost (IDC) recovery fee for the facilities and administrative costs associated with this service not covered by direct expenses.  This is the same fee that is applied internally for TSRI users.

DNA Extraction

DNA Extraction using the Gentra method is provided as a service of the NBDS.  The charge for this service is a $25.00 flat fee. The Investigator must have IRB approval for Human subjects and the use of DNA.  The NBDS Corelab will draw and process the sample then provide the Investigator with the DNA.

Other Laboratory Services can be provided and will be charged according to cost. An estimate will be provided at the time of the request.


The NBDS requires a 48 hour advance notice for cancellation of all Blood Donor Requests.  Any requests made that are cancelled will result in the investigator being charged based on the volume of blood ordered to compensate the donor for their time/travel expenses. If you have a rate question, please email nbdinfo@scripps.edu and include your IRB number. The NBDS provides a unique resource to the scientific community and we appreciate your receptivity to TSRI's cost recovery requirements.