How did you first hear about Velocity?
I have worked with one of the doctors working on the study, Dr. Meyer, for years. He asked me if I was interested in the study, and I trust him, so I read more about it and eventually signed up.
Why did you choose to participate in a research study?
Research is beneficial to everybody. I knew if it was coming from Dr. Meyer, it had to be a good study.
What was the process like?
After I signed up, Velocity called me, and I answered a few questions over the phone at a convenient time for me. At the initial appointment, they asked me lots of questions, took my blood, gave me a shot, and was out of there within an hour and a half. The follow-up visits were quick and easy, too.
What did you think of clinical trials before participating?
I thought clinical trials were valuable, but I had never done one, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. It was a new, but nice experience for me.
How has your experience differed from what you originally expected?
I didn’t really know what to expect initially. Some of my friends have done trials, but they were longer studies than this one was. Overall, it was faster and less invasive than I thought.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering participating in a clinical trial?
Do it but be prepared to ask questions. If you decide to join the study, put 100% into it – it’s important to do what they ask you to for the study.