National Disease Research Interchange

NDRI & COVID-19: A message to our research community

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NDRI national survey finds Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

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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

National Disease Research Interchange

Giving patients and families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy

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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 
Apr 07, 2020

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) has been awarded a research grant of $275,000 to continue to support efforts of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Office of Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at furthering the research of the causes and behavioral associations with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). NDRI has been consistently supported by the NIH to support Autism research since 2016.

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Mar 27, 2020

We are pleased to announce the relocation of NDRI’s offices! Our new address is:

Three Parkway, 1601 Cherry Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia PA 19102

 

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Mar 11, 2020

NDRI continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the US and the actions being taken by our transplant partners (the federally designated organ procurement organizations), as required or recommended by federal regulatory and oversight bodies including the Eye Bank Association of America, American Association of Tissue Banks, FDA, and CDC. 

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Mar 10, 2020

Thomas J. Bell, MS, PhD promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Intiatives and Melissa VonDran, PhD promoted to Vice President, Operations & Director, Biorepository. 

Learn more about our leadership: NDRI Executive Management Team

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