Donor Research

BloodSource participates in research to improve blood safety.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides recommendations related to donor screening which may include the use of investigational research tests such as Zika virus testing, Babesia testing, and others.  Research is conducted in a confidential manner according to approved study protocols and provides information for the licensing of donor tests.

Please revisit this page for more information about updates to specific ongoing donor research.


The FDA has required all blood donations be tested for Zika virus beginning September 23, 2016. This document explains the investigational study information.

Zika Virus Research Information Sheet

Zika Virus Research Information Sheet Spanish