Ten thousand PEOPLE have taken part in the Exeter 10,000 project, donating their blood and urine samples to be used anonymously in health research. The milestone was reached on the 3 January 2018. The majority of participants also agree to be contacted again if they match the requirements of future research studies. This database can now be used for for testing upon more specific research hypotheses. The project even saved the life of one participant, Roy Hodgins (71) who found out from his GP that screen results from his blood and urine samples collected by the project seemed irregular. After further testing Hodgins was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer.