Be a part of something BIG!

The Sound Life Project is a trailblazing research initiative by Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), designed to understand the healthy immune system. Together with researchers, clinicians and volunteers across the Puget Sound, we’re ushering in a new era of medical innovation. The Sound Life Project aims to understand how the immune system functions in health, so that we can ultimately improve health and wellness for millions of Americans living with diseases of the immune system like rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. With your help, we can make it happen.

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Participate in Research

Participation starts by volunteering to give blood and share health information for research into human immune health and disease. Your participation could lead to the next breakthrough.

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1. Sign Up

When you participate in research, you play a critical role. Each participant brings us closer to achieving our goals. And, your participation is easy.

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2. Talk to Us

We’ll get in touch to answer your questions, ask a few screening questions of our own and schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.

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3. Give Blood

At your appointment, we create your health profile and you give blood. Each sample is labeled by number only to ensure confidentiality.


Research breakthroughs lead to medical advancements that improve the quality of life for millions of Americans impacted by disorders of the immune system. They start with the help of research volunteers. A better future begins with people like you!