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National Disease Research Interchange

Providing human biospecimens to advance biomedical research and development worldwide

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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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Making strides to treat common and rare diseases with diverse programs & intiatives

National Disease Research Interchange

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

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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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Giving patients and families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy

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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
40 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 
Jan 19, 2021

Throughout NDRI’s 40-year history, we have partnered with more than 130 tissue source sites, including organ procurement organizations, tissue banks, eye banks and hospitals to provide some 500 scientists annually from across the globe with human specimens to advance research toward treatments and cures to improve the lives of patients and their families — without these partnerships NDRI’s mission simply would not be possible.

NDRI is proud to share a series of videos highlighting our partners, researchers and those who make the fulfillment of NDRI's mission possible!

View our researcher highlights:

https://ndriresource.org/researcherhighlights

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Jul 29, 2020

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI), a world leader in the procurement and distribution of biospecimens to advance research, recognized Donor Network West, an Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) which serves northern California and northern Nevada, as the recipient of the second annual NDRI/AOPO Empowering Research and Discovery Award for outstanding commitment to the advancement of research.

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May 28, 2020

Thank you for being a part of the NDRI Community. NDRI’s Board of Directors and leadership team has made the decision to postpone our 40th Anniversary Service to Science Dinner in Philadelphia, PA on November 12, 2020, due to growing uncertainty surrounding the current and evolving COVID19 outbreak.

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