National Disease Research Interchange

Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide.

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National Disease Research Interchange

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National Disease Research Interchange

Supporting breakthrough scientific discoveries with unmatched experience.

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National Disease Research Interchange

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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NDRI in the News • 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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NDRI is a Not-For-Profit (501c3) Corporation.