So medicine can progress

Merilyn talks about why people like to take part in medical research studies.

To help science

Polly thinks patients should want to help health care professionals and researchers get the best evidence to be able to provide treatments.

To help others

Sarah feels that doing your best to help others is important, especially if there are not many of you with that particular medical condition.

To benefit your own health

Gill thinks that there may be many benefits for someone taking part in a medical study, such as extra monitoring and more appointments.