What You Can Expect 

  1. The questionnaire will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Participation is anonymous. Your data is privacy protected.
  3. If at any time you want to delete your profile and data, it will be deleted.
  4. Data never leaves the platform.
  5. Updates on progress and discoveries will come directly to you.

Everyone is encouraged to participate—this is a borderless data sharing community for both those feeling healthy and those needing medical attention. The greater the diversity of participation, the richer the opportunities for discovery.

Simple Steps

  1. Create an account here.
  2. Protect your account via email and text verification for your security (i.e. 2-factor authentication).
  3. Review the consent form and choose to participate.
  4. Complete the questionnaire.
  5. Consider also connecting your electronic health records and uploading DNA information. This creates more robust opportunities for discovery.

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-19

Since this is a new disease, there is limited information regarding risk factors for the disease becoming severe. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

 

Based upon available information to date, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 include:

  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility

Other high-risk conditions could include:

  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have heart disease with complications
  • People who are immunocompromised including cancer treatment
  • People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index [(BM]I)≥40) or certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk

 

People who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk

Help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms

Fever — Cough — Shortness of Breath

 

Seek medical advice IF you develop symptoms AND

  • Have cared for, lived with, or otherwise had close contact with a person diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 OR lived in, or have recently traveled from, an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19
  • Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room
  • Tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms

 

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person

The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in the community (“community spread”) in some affected geographic areas. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected.

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus

There are additional ways to help prevent the illness

  • Perform hand hygiene frequently. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60 to 95% alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands and rubbing them together until they feel dry. Soap and water should be used preferentially if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

NOTE: This initiative is not connected to the blood donation process. If you donated blood at SDBB, and within 28 days of collection, were diagnosed with COVID-19 or had COVID-19 symptom onset after possible exposure to an individual with COVID-19, please contact SDBB.

Fight COVID-19 Right Where You Are

Your health information can help us fight this virus. Whether you’ve had COVID-19 or not, you can help researchers understand the full human experience. The community’s power to come together to solve big problems has never been clearer.

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LunaPBC is the founder and manager of LunaDNA, the world’s first person-powered research community founded on the principles of privacy, transparency, control, and value-sharing. At LunaDNA, members directly share personal health data to the private and secure platform, provide consent for their data to be used in health discovery, and earn ownership shares in the organization in return.

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San Diego Blood Bank is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to community health. In partnership with our community, SDBB ensures a safe blood supply to the region and supports a variety of wellness and research initiatives related to cancer, regenerative medicine and more. It’s all part of SDBB’s vision to improve the quality of human life.

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Knowledge is power.

Our short questionnaire will help researchers understand long-term health effects, treatments, and how we can best prepare for future pandemics.

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