We provide human biospecimens worldwide to advance biomedical/bioscience research & development.

Services & Capabilities

NDRI distributes biospecimen to hundreds of investigators around the world who are working to advance many areas of science and healthcare.

Strategic Initiatives

We partner directly with academic researchers and corporate investigators to provide them with high-quality human tissues that meet the needs of demanding research projects.

Tissue Recovery Partners

Our partnerships with nationwide organ and tissue donation programs enable NDRI to obtain human biospecimens for scientific research from a diverse pool of normal and diseased donors.

Become A Donor

NDRI’s private donor program gives individuals and their families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy and ensure that investigators have access to the human tissues and organs that are so critical to their research.

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is a not-for-profit organization with over 40 years of experience in providing human organs and tissue from a diverse pool of normal and diseased donors to support the advancement of biomedical research.

Our partnerships with nationwide organ and tissue donation programs enable NDRI to obtain biospecimens from all body systems. NDRI utilizes a prospective procurement model and project-specific collection protocols to provide biospecimens that meet the experimental needs of each project.

See how NDRI empowers research

  • Biospecimen acquisition and processing tailored to specific protocol requirements
  • Responsive 24/7/365 call center for requests and biospecimen distribution
  • 40 years of experience distributing nearly every human tissue and organ
  • Informed consent and regulation compliant material handling

Large Scale NIH-funded Programs

NDRI receives funding from the NIH to support the recovery and distribution of donated human organs and tissues for use in research programs across multiple disciplines. NDRI has the ability to source organs and tissues at the volumes needed for large-scale research programs.

The Human Tissue and Organs for Research Resource (HTORR) Program is an NIH-funded initiative that provides academic biomedical investigators with donated normal and diseased human tissues and organs recovered from a diverse donor pool.

Read More

Somatic Mosaicism Across Human Tissues (SMaHT) Network is an NIH Common Fund program that aims to transform our knowledge of how much genetic variation there is in the cells and tissues throughout our bodies.

Read More

The Developmental Genotype-Tissue Expression (dGTEx) project is a new, NIH-supported initiative to establish a scientific research resource of gene expression patterns in multiple healthy reference neonatal, pediatric, and adolescent tissues.

Read More

Latest NDRI News

SOT 2024: NDRI Exhibiting

We're happy to share that NDRI will be exhibiting at SOT 2024 from March 10 to March 14 in Salt Lake City, UT! The Society of Toxicology (SOT) is a professional and...

read more

Upcoming Conferences

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

May 17-22
San Diego, CA

Eye Bank Association of American (EBAA)

June 5-8
Kansas City, MO

Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO)

June 24-26
San Antonio, TX

NDRI on LinkedIn