International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine
IIAM provides non-transplantable, human organs and tissues authorized for medical research, education and development. We work with organ procurement organizations, tissue banks and donor families in the U.S. to provide these biomaterials to qualified medical and scientific professionals around the world.
IIAM brings together donor families, medical research facilities and medical schools. We work with prominent research programs and provide a comforting option for donors and families.
Through an extensive national network of 58 organ procurement organizations, IIAM receives over 15,000 referrals of healthy and diseased, human organs and tissues for research annually.
With dedication to education and appreciation for the extraordinary efforts by our recovery partners, IIAM provides bi-annual surgical training workshops for affiliated procurement staff.
IIAM’s Neonatal Donor Program enables families of neonatal babies with fatal fetal diagnoses to donate to medical research and education. We partner with you in creating a legacy for your baby.
The Good We Do
“Thanks for the neonatal program and allowing Lifebanc the ability to work with families and giving them this option.”
Gordon Bowen, CEO, Lifebanc
IIAM Donor Memorial
This memorial was created to honor those who have donated organs and tissues for research and medical education through IIAM. It is with awe, solemnity and gratitude that we view the pictures, read the stories, and pay tribute to these donors. Join us in the memory of them and their gifts of human organs and tissues for research.
Since its inception, IIAM’s Neonatal Donor Program has helped families make donations to researchers, who are gaining insights into how organs and cells develop in ways that were once unthinkable.
IIAM’s flexibility and dedication has allowed us to work on projects investigating the safety and efficacy of over 300 potential new drugs.
We have used the human lung material received from IIAM to aid our drug discovery research by studying the biological role and disease relevance of proteins that may be of therapeutic relevance in lung disease.