How to Donate to DSA

We believe in the power of research.

Our mission at DSA is to advocate for more Down syndrome research so those living with DS can lead healthier lives.

But for us to discover effective treatments for DS-related conditions, we need to help researchers. This starts with collecting as many diverse biospecimens as possible for the DSA Biobank located at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Here are ways you can help us today:

#1 – Sign up to donate blood samples or other types of biospecimens to our DSA Biobank. You must have Down syndrome or be a close family member of someone living with Down syndrome to participate.

#2 – Make a financial contribution as a one-time donation or a recurring monthly gift to DownSyndrome Achieves.

#3 – Do both! Donate to our DSA Biobank and make a financial gift to support our mission.

Donate to DSA Biobank

You can make a difference by making a biospecimen donation to the DSA Biobank.

A biospecimen donation could be blood, saliva, or other forms of DNA that are collected and used for medical research.

Donating to the DSA Biobank is one of the best ways you can support our mission to increase clinical studies focused on Down syndrome research at no financial cost to you.

DSA Biobank Participant Requirements

You can contribute to the DSA biobank if you are:

• 3 years old or older and living with Down syndrome
• The biological parent of a child who has Down syndrome
• A brother or sister of a sibling with Down syndrome

You will be asked to:

  • Fill out a self-assessment health questionnaire
  • Submit a blood sample in the comfort of your own home*

*A third-party laboratory service will come to your home to draw your blood sample. Or you can visit one of our participating locations in person.

Once you click on the “Donate to the DSA Biobank” above, you will see a window pop-up for email. In the body of the email, please provide your name, if you have DS or are a close relative of someone with DS, and how best to contact you (phone, email, etc.)

After the email is sent to, your information will be reviewed, and someone will reach out to you soon.

Make a Financial Gift

We believe breakthroughs can happen in years rather than decades.

But we need your financial support to make our wish come true.

Through your financial gift, DSA can continue raising awareness and support life-changing DS-related clinical studies to help those we love with Down syndrome live healthier lives.

Ways to Give

Consider giving in two ways:

  1. Easy one-time donation
  2. Recurring monthly gift

With a recurring gift you can:

  • Make an impact with a consistent monthly donation.
  • Pick an amount that fits comfortably within your budget.
  • Set up one time and forget it!

You can set up your donation today on our secured site.

Every dollar counts!

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