Referral & Recovery Process

Obtain informed consent/authorization for research donation

  • All donors or their families must sign a consent form specifying that their organs, eyes or tissues can be used for research.
  • Hospitals with surgery consent forms specifying that surgical discards can be used for research do not have to acquire additional consent when providing these tissues to NDRI.

Contact NDRI

  • Our Fulfillment staff is available 24/7/365.
  • Call (800) 222-6374 and select option 1 from the menu.
  • NDRI’s Fulfillment staff will screen the provided donor information to approved research protocols.

Recover organs and/or tissues

  • After matching the donor with our active research projects, NDRI provides a donor-specific recovery list with precise recovery and preservation instructions.

Ship organs and/or tissues

  • Post recovery, NDRI coordinates shipment of the recovered organs and/or tissues directly to an approved researcher or to the NDRI Logistics Facility for short-term storage.

To learn more about active research needs contact:
Tissue Source Site Management Team
Email recoveryinfo@ndriresource.org or call (800) 222-NDRI (6374)

Obtain informed consent/authorization for research donation

  • All donors or their families must sign a consent form specifying that their organs, eyes or tissues can be used for research.
  • Hospitals with surgery consent forms specifying that surgical discards can be used for research do not have to acquire additional consent when providing these tissues to NDRI.

Contact NDRI

  • Our Fulfillment staff is available 24/7/365.
  • Call (800) 222-6374 and select option 1 from the menu.
  • NDRI’s Fulfillment staff will screen the provided donor information to approved research protocols.

Recover organs and/or tissues

  • After matching the donor with our active research projects, NDRI provides a donor-specific recovery list with precise recovery and preservation instructions.

Ship organs and/or tissues

  • Post recovery, NDRI coordinates shipment of the recovered organs and/or tissues directly to an approved researcher or to the NDRI Logistics Facility for short-term storage.

To learn more about active research needs contact:
Tissue Source Site Management Team
Email recoveryinfo@ndriresource.org or call (800) 222-NDRI (6374)