Researchers are working hard to understand and develop new therapies for a wide range of diseases, and human biospecimens, both healthy and diseased, play a key role in advancing their knowledge. By donating much-needed organs and tissues for research, donors and their families have the opportunity to potentially affect the lives of millions. NDRI offers unmatched experience in providing anatomical gifts for research.
Our recovery network can depend on NDRI for:
Integrity of research. Our feasibility committee, comprised of staff members from each NDRI functional area, vets and approves all research projects. In addition, our external review committee, comprised of leading physicians and researchers, reviews the scientific merit of each approved project for which we provide biospecimens.
Federal government oversight. We are the only independent organization providing anatomical gifts for research that receives major funding and oversight from federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.
Quick and easy retrieval. Our streamlined retrieval procedures and experience with federal regulations concerning privacy, informed consent and handling of biomaterials allow for efficient recovery of research tissue, and our staff is available to respond around the clock.
Timely feedback. We promptly report how organs and tissues are used for research, so you can share the information with donor families and meet CMS requirements.
Accreditation. We earned College of American Pathologists (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation in 2016. The U.S. government recognizes the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program as being equal to or more stringent than the federal inspection program.