nPOD Donor Card

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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.



Our scientists are not locatedin one lab,on one campus,or in one country…


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


One Life
One Gift
One Hope

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nPOD Annual Meeting 2015

The JDRF nPOD 7th Annual Scientific Meeting was held 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 agenda, please click here.

For a summary of the scientific presentations, please click here.

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

OPPC receives high marks for cell viability and RNA Integrity

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The nPOD Organ Processing and Pathology Core (OPPC) core, located at the University of Florida, receives nPOD donor tissue directly from OPOs, processes the tissue, ships samples directly to investigators and stores case samples and data. The OPPC recently participated in a Proficiency Testing Program endorsed by ISBER, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, and received high scores.

For more of the story, click here.

Investigator Spotlight

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Lydia Sorokin

Director of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry and Spokesperson of the Cells-in-Motion Cluster of Excellence at Universität, Münster, Germany

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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