Venous ulcer sufferers are needed for a new treatment trial that may help healing when used with compression bandages. Aspirin4VLU will involve a low dose aspirin taken daily by people with venous ulcers using compression bandages. It will be led by the University of Auckland’s National Institute for Health Innovation associate professor Andrew Jull. Older people will be able to take part in the trial due to the low dose. Venous ulcers are chronic wounds of the lower leg that are more common in older people. The main treatment, putting the affected leg in tight compression bandages or stockings, has not changed since the 17th century. Patients will be randomly allocated into two groups, with one taking the low dose aspirin and the other taking a placebo capsule with no aspirin. Researchers aim to recruit 354 participants over the next two years. People interested in taking part in the trial should talk with their district nurse to see if they are eligible.