HIV Donor Program

By donating organs and tissues for research, you will make a lasting impact on future generations by helping HIV scientists to understand the disease, develop better treatments, and work toward a cure.

Areas of High Priority Research
Our researchers request HIV tissue to study the following:

  • To evaluate why the HIV virus can rebound following effective treatment and to measure the concentration of the virus in their tissue
  • To understand how the HIV virus affects the brain in AIDS-related dementia
  • To develop drugs to treat and eliminate the HIV virus

Commonly Requested HIV Tissues

  • Brain and associated nerve tissue
  • Heart and associated vessels and blood
  • Liver
  • Lymph Node
  • Kidneys

NDRI’s HIV Private Donor Program gives HIV positive individuals and their families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy. We do this by providing a simple system through which organs and tissues can be donated for HIV research after death. Once you register, using the form below, as a private donor, NDRI handles the recovery of tissues via our highly skilled recovery network and provides them to NDRI-approved researchers.

Things to Consider:

  • Your family and loved ones must be aware of your wish to donate.
  • Donation is anonymous – researchers will not be able to contact you or your family without prior authorization.
  • HIV status will not be disclosed to your family or loved ones.
  • Donation will not prevent you from having a traditional funeral.
  • NDRI covers all costs associated with coordination of organ and tissue recovery. Funeral and cremation costs remain the responsibility of the family decision makers.

Please note that NDRI does not have a whole body donation program.

For More Information or immediate assistance, call:
(800) 222-6374, Option 5 or
Email: PrivateDonor@ndriresource.org

By donating organs and tissues for research, you will make a lasting impact on future generations by helping HIV scientists to understand the disease, develop better treatments, and work toward a cure.

Areas of High Priority Research
Our researchers request HIV tissue to study the following:

  • To evaluate why the HIV virus can rebound following effective treatment and to measure the concentration of the virus in their tissue
  • To understand how the HIV virus affects the brain in AIDS-related dementia
  • To develop drugs to treat and eliminate the HIV virus

Commonly Requested HIV Tissues

  • Brain and associated nerve tissue
  • Heart and associated vessels and blood
  • Liver
  • Lymph Node
  • Kidneys

NDRI’s HIV Private Donor Program gives HIV positive individuals and their families an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy. We do this by providing a simple system through which organs and tissues can be donated for HIV research after death. Once you register, using the form below, as a private donor, NDRI handles the recovery of tissues via our highly skilled recovery network and provides them to NDRI-approved researchers.

Things to Consider:

  • Your family and loved ones must be aware of your wish to donate.
  • Donation is anonymous – researchers will not be able to contact you or your family without prior authorization.
  • HIV status will not be disclosed to your family or loved ones.
  • Donation will not prevent you from having a traditional funeral.
  • NDRI covers all costs associated with coordination of organ and tissue recovery. Funeral and cremation costs remain the responsibility of the family decision makers.

Please note that NDRI does not have a whole body donation program.

For More Information or immediate assistance, call:
(800) 222-6374, Option 5 or
Email: PrivateDonor@ndriresource.org