About NDRI

Human Tissues and Organs for Tomorrow's Scientific Breakthroughs

To serve scientists with customized biomaterials for use in studies to understand human disease. Human cells, tissues, and organs are required to investigate how human disease progresses and to develop new drugs and therapies for treatments and cures.

Dedication to Highest Quality

NDRI is dedicated to providing the highest quality human biomaterials for research.

Making It Easy For Researchers

NDRI makes it easy for researchers to get the human tissues and organs they need, prepared, preserved and shipped precisely according to their specific scientific protocols, as quickly as possible, and in the largest available quantities.

Ensuring Human Tissues and Organs Are Not Wasted

We work everyday to help ensure that tissues and organs donated for medical research are shipped to the nation's top scientific laboratories for study. Tissues and organs donated for research should never be wasted.


NDRI is the nation’s premier source of research tissue. By serving as the liaison between tissue and organ donors and the scientific community, NDRI is uniquely positioned to support breakthrough research in health care on disease states like HIV AIDS, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and many more.

Did you know that you can impact scientific breakthroughs by donating your tissue now, even while you are still living?  We make it easy for donors to become active partners in solving complex medical challenges. There’s no cost, and your donation could make the difference for someone at risk between a compromised outcome and a cure for a rare, as-of-now untreatable disease.

If you are a researcher, you know how important it is to have access to the right types of tissue at the right time. And to achieve success in your research, you have certain protocols to follow. We know all about that, and we can work with you one-on-one to deliver you the type of tissue you need in the format that will best adapt to your research needs.

Here are some of the reasons why leaders in the research community turn to NDRI:

  • Available tissues for HIV AIDS research
  • Rare diseases tissue types and preparations
  • Stem cell product lines
  • Genetics program, providing specific DNA cell lines
  • Long-term relationships with tissue sources, resulting in fast and fresh tissue samples
  • Knowledgeable, experienced staff to assist with special tissue requirements and tissue preparation
  • 20-30,000 tissues available
  • 24-hour post mortem recovery anywhere in the country

View our recent Private Donor Program webinar presentation:

Accelerating Biomedical Research via Private Donation



NDRI provides a unique service to investigators all over the world and has become indispensable to many research projects. Its spectacular success exceeds even our most optimistic expectations and is a tribute to the foresight, drive and vision of Lee Ducat its founder.

Arthur Rubenstein, M.B.B.Ch.

For more information about NDRI's Private Donor Program

An NDRI coordinator can be contacted 24/7 at 800-222-NDRI (6374) you can also e-mail us at info@ndriresource.org

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