LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Are you a healthy adult willing to participate in a scientific study? UW-La Crosse (UWL) might be looking for you.

UWL is doing a study on the effects of “Long COVID”. The study will analyze the health and function of red blood cells (RBC) in people with persistent COVID symptoms, as compared to the health and function of RBC in healthy individuals. Researchers hope to determine if RBC have a causal relationship with COVID.

Participants will be asked to complete two sessions on the UWL campus. First, a screening to determine eligibility and then a testing visit. The testing should last 2.5 hours and consist of a cognitive test, a breathing test, a non-invasive blood vessel test, an exercise test on a stationary bike and a blood draw.   

Interested parties must have not contracted COVID in the last 3 months, have no restrictions on vigorous exercise (or be cleared by a physician) and be a non-smoker. If you wish to sign up or request more information, you are asked to contact Anna Davenport at