National Disease Research Interchange

Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide

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National Disease Research Interchange

Supporting breakthrough scientific discoveries in Alzheimer’s Disease & AD Related Dementia (AD/ADRD)

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National Disease Research Interchange

National Institutes of Health funds Human Tissues and Organs for Research Resource Program

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Giving patients and families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy

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Empowering research and discovery with unmatched expertise and 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 
Jul 24, 2019

The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) awarded accreditation the biorepository of the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) in Philadelphia, PA based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. NDRI was first accredited by CAP in 2016. Accreditations occur every three years.

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Feb 11, 2019

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has appointed Bill Leinweber, President and CEO of the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI), to serve a five-year term as a member of the state’s Organ and Tissue Donation Advisory Committee.

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Oct 03, 2019 – Oct 05, 2019
Oct 19, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019

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