The NRS wants your blood !!

The National Rosacea Society is calling for people to be materially involved with a study they have funded that is looking into the possible genetic link with the neurovascular system of rosacea sufferers.

It would be a great discovery if a gene responsible for facial flushing and burning could indeed be isolated.

Help New Genetics Study

  • They must experience facial flushing, burning, tingling or itching in response to alcohol, spicy foods, temperature change or other trigger factors.
  • They must have a family member who is (or was) also affected by rosacea.

Selected volunteers will be asked to donate a small sample of blood. Researchers then will analyze the genes in the blood samples for comparison with those of control subjects who do not have rosacea in an effort to discover which genes may be involved in rosacea facial flushing and burning. The researchers hope their work will open new pathways for potential improvement in rosacea treatment and care

Those interested in participating in the study should contact the researchers via email at The email should include your name, city of residence, email address and which other family member is also affected by rosacea (mother, father, sister, brother, etc.)

For full details: Help New Genetics Study

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About the Author: David Pascoe started the Rosacea Support Group in October 1998. .

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5 Reader Comments

  1. andy says:

    Can anyone apply for this? I’m in the u.k I want to be involved

  2. ann says:

    No one has responded.

  3. Hi Ann, do you mean that you have emailed the gmail address and no-one has replied to you?

  4. ann says:

    Yes David, that is exactly what I mean.

  5. meg says:

    I contacted the email and was asked to come in and give blood, along with any local family members. From what I understand, they are working on a way to get the blood done for people who are not local. Perhaps they will contact you when they have worked out the details.

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