Babies Helping Babies--A Study for Healthy Babies Under the Age of 2

Official Title: Host Immune Responses to Microbial Pathogens


This study is seeking babies who do NOT have infections. The purpose of this research study is to look at how the body responds to infection (immune response) caused by different types of microbes (bacteria and virus). To understand how the immune response to infection works, blood samples from people who have infections will be compared to blood samples from people who do not. You and your baby will have a one time/one hour visit at the Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Eligibility criteria:

- Age birth to 2 years
- Have been healthy for the past 3-4 weeks
- Do not have a chronic health condition
- Not born prematurely

Contact Information

Samantha Sharpe, Program Manager
614-722-2166 OR 614-722-2650