About This Survey

Title of Study: Blood Type Distribution in Autoimmune Diseases: A Large-Scale, Self-Report, Anonymous Survey

Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison IRB Exempt Project: 2017-0545

Study Investigator: Edward S Harris, MS, Fellow, Dept. of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

About this study: This study is designed to determine if blood type may be a factor in developing an autoimmune disease. As an initial stage of this investigation, we are surveying patients diagnosed with five autoimmune diseases:
  • Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
The survey is anonymous, and no one will be able to link your answers back to you. Please do not include your name or other information that could be used to identify you in the survey responses.

Who Should Take This Survey
You should complete this survey only if you have been formally diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.  You also need to know your blood type.

Who Should Not Take This Survey
. Patients with a diagnosis of osteoarthritis.
· Patients with a tentative diagnosis such as UCTD (Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease).

You can read a full Research Participant Information Sheet about this study here: Blood Type Survey Information.

If you have any questions before taking this survey, please contact Ed Harris, Research Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA.  Email: eharris5@wisc.edu.

* 1. What is your blood type?

* 2. What is your country of birth?