The mission of NDRI is to provide human biospecimens worldwide to advance biomedical/bioscience research and development and education in the life sciences.
Founded in 1980, the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides human biospecimens to scientists in academic, corporate and independent research organizations throughout the world. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has supported our work for more than 30 consecutive years. Our unparalleled tissue recovery network includes some 130 partners comprised of organ procurement organizations, eye banks, tissue banks and hospitals, and our biorepository facility is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Utilizing the expertise of NDRI staff and that of our recovery partners, we provide anatomical structures, organs, and tissues with annotated data to support research across the full spectrum of disease and disability. NDRI has been committed to expanding the horizons of medical knowledge. We continue to do so today, with an array of programs designed to provide human tissues and organs to meet critical research needs.