National Disease Research Interchange

NDRI's Service to Science Celebration: Honoring Distinguished Scientists, Vaccine Pioneers, and Organizations

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National Disease Research Interchange

Supporting the Advancement of Autism Research

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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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National Disease Research Interchange

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

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

We offer a diverse range of biospecimens.

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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 
Jul 04, 2022

NDRI Presents Empowering Research and Discovery Award to Washington Regional Transplant Community, Recognizing Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Research.

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Apr 01, 2022

The Board of Directors of the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman, the scientists who led the research and technology development for the therapeutic use of mRNA – the foundation for the COVID vaccines developed by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna/NIH, will receive NDRI’s 2022 Empowering Research and Discovery Award. Click here to read more 

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