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If you are interested in being an nPOD organ donor, we recommend notifying your family of your wishes to donate your pancreas to nPOD, and please be sure you are a registered organ donor. We will work with transplant centers within the United States that can refer to nPOD research whenever pancreatic transplant is not possible for organ donors with type 1 diabetes.

If you are not registered to be an organ donor, and are interested, please visit Within this site, you can register by your state of residence. This site also provides information about transplantation, research, and organ donation.

Please visit our Organ Donor Information page for more information.



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We are united in one goal, to cure type 1 diabetes.


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nPOD Annual Meeting 2015

The JDRF nPOD 7th Annual Scientific Meeting is scheduled for February 22-25, 2015 at the Loews Don CeSar Hotel in St Pete Beach, Florida.

With world-renowned speakers and presenters, we look forward to this event. For a link to the .pdf document of the current agenda, please click here.

Though space if limited, if you have been accepted for a poster or oral presentation and have not yet filled out your registration form, please click here.

This meeting is funded by JDRF with sponsorship from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. Gold sponsor for the event is KRONUS Autoimmune Diagnostics.


Availability of Retired Cases for Assay Validation and Generation of Preliminary Data

The JDRF nPOD has now available a couple of cases that have been retired for distribution to research projects, but can be used for assay validation or generation of preliminary data. Reasonable amounts of materials can be requested, using the tissue request formThese specimens are available to approved nPOD investigators and to investigators who do not yet have a project approved by nPOD. For example, such specimens could be used to validate an antibody stain in human pancreas, when the investigator has not yet examined human tissues. When requesting such tissues, please provide a short justification and specify quantities, again using the tissue request form is preferable.

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von Herrath profInvestigator Spotlight:

Matthias von Herrath, MD
La Jolla Institute; Vice President and Head, Seattle R&D Center NovoNordisk

The JDRF-nPOD Scientists Who Seek the Cure for T1D

Each month, we highlight one of the nPOD investigators. Thanks to the fundraising of all the JDRF chapters, these scientists are able to have access to nPOD samples for their work. We’ll let them introduce themselves, tell you about their research, and their lives.

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