National Disease Research Interchange

Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide.

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Learn about NDRI's expanded services at the ARM Cell & Gene Exchange, May 22-23 in Washington, DC.

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Giving patients and families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy.

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Learn about NDRI's contributions to pain science at the annual American Pain Society meeting.

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Supporting breakthrough scientific discoveries with unmatched experience.

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Partnering with medical professionals to serve donor families and investigators.

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Serving Researchers Worldwide

Every year, NDRI distributes biospecimens to hundreds of investigators around the world who are working to advance many areas of science and healthcare. NDRI makes it easy for approved investigators to get much-needed biospecimens prepared, preserved and shipped precisely according the specific needs of the research protocol.

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1. Customized
Biospecimen acquisition and processing tailored to specific protocol requirements
2. Timely
Responsive 24/7/365 call center for requests and biospecimen distribution
3. Diverse
35 years of experience distributing nearly every human tissue and organ
4. Ethical
Informed consent and regulation compliant material handling
Donor Stories | Sarah Gray
“My son’s life was relevant not just to my family, but to the larger community. Thomas is changing medical history.”
Donor Stories | Cray Family
“The decision to donate our son Ian’s organs and tissue was the only bright spot in the darkest day of our lives."
Donor Stories | Laurie Gelb
“…consider offering down the road something worth more than money to NDRI."
Neurological Programs
A resource for scientists studying autism and traumatic brain injury
LungMAP Initiative
Supporting research into the causes of childhood lung disease
Joslin Medalist
Providing tissues to help investigators prevent, treat and cure Type 1 diabetes
Partnerships & Programs for Progress

Researchers continue to recognize NDRI as an invaluable partner as the need for human biomaterials grow. In response, NDRI has developed specialized programs to increase the supply of human tissues and organs for specific areas of research and has established a network of human tissue collection sites throughout the country to procure them.

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News & Events 
May 23, 2017

Mary J.C. Hendrix, PhD, Chair of the NDRI Board and President of Shepherd University shared that, “Shawn Blackburn’s expertise in technology to support research, Dr. Dib-Hajj’s research accomplishments and experience utilizing human tissue for research and Megan Singleton’s knowledge and experience in law, bioethics and human subject protections will be invaluable to advancing the mission of NDRI.”

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Mar 27, 2017

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) has been awarded a research subcontract of $225,453 to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Clinical Research (DCR) HIV Replication Study aimed at improving HIV treatment.

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Feb 28, 2017

Read about NDRI's new exciting initiatives and recap our 2016 Scientific Symposium and Service to Science Awards Dinner!

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Feb 28, 2017

Join NDRI's Team at the Gift of Life Donor Dash on April 2nd at the Philadelphua Museum of Art. To register visit our team page!

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Sep 09, 2016
“NDRI is proud to have earned CAP Accreditation. This accreditation is testament to the dedication and shared commitment of all of our staff to assuring that the gifts with which we are entrusted to advance biomedical research are managed with the highest scientific standards.” - Bill Leinweber, President & CEO
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Apr 21, 2017

NDRI has the privilege of serving as a partner to scientists across the world dedicated to advancing understanding of disease and the discovery of treatments and cures. The scientists we serve – our research partners – toil for answers built on evidence devoid of contamination of any kind.

Disease and disability have no political affiliation. The suffering endured by patients and the pain and heart break shared by their loved ones is experienced no differently by Democrats, Republicans or Independents.

NDRI proudly supports the March for Science activities that will take place in locations across our nation and the world on Saturday, April 22, 2017. We encourage all individuals who have a vested interest in a life free of disease and disability to make certain that those involved in scientific policy development and research funding decisions understand that our future depends on science.

About NDRI
The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is the nation’s leading source of human tissues, cells and organs for scientific research. As a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1980, NDRI's mission is to provide human biospecimens to advance biomedical/bioscience research and development worldwide. NDRI is funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, public and private foundations and organizations, pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations.

For more information on how NDRI can support your biomedical research visit: http://ndriresource.org/for-researchers.

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NDRI is a Not-For-Profit (501c3) Corporation.