Serving the Research Community
IIAM has a dual mission: To present added opportunities to donors and their families wishing to leave a legacy through donation; To facilitate non-transplantable organs and tissues to the medical research community to save and enhance lives. Together, we make a difference.
Through an extensive network comprising all 58 U.S. organ procurement organizations and with the selflessness of donors and their families, IIAM receives over 20,000 referrals of human organs and tissues each year that do not meet criteria for transplant. These gifts are a precious resource for researchers world-wide who rely on human tissue in groundbreaking research to treat or cure diseases.
IIAM’s breadth of services includes a Neonatal Donor Program. This program offers a unique and invaluable service to a family receiving a fatal fetal diagnoses for their unborn baby, as well as to medical researchers wishing to study organs and tissues at the earliest stages of development. Families wishing to carry to term and anticipate circumstances where the baby will pass from natural causes shortly after birth are candidates for this program. Learn More.
With profound respect for the individuals and families who donate organs and tissues for medical research, IIAM requires all end-users to complete an Application and Biomaterial Transfer Agreement to ensure that the donors’ gifts are utilized as they were intended.
Please complete the information below and IIAM will prepare and send an Application for your review and completion.
Serological testing for infectious diseases including: HIV-I & II antibodies, Hepatitis B core, Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C antibody, Syphilis, CMV antibody and EBV is performed by CLIA-certified laboratories on all donors prior to tissue distribution.