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The nPOD project relies on its partnerships with Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) and Tissue Banks nationwide. If you are an OPO or Tissue Bank Director and are interested in learning more about nPOD, please contact us for more information.
We are excited that you are interested in learning more about becoming an nPOD partner! Each time your organization donates to research you have the potential to save thousands of lives. Your partnership with nPOD could provide the gifts that will inform many important type 1 diabetes research projects.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to work with our project. There are a few things to you should know when considering partnering with nPOD:
For more information on our donor criteria, please see our current Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for nPOD donors.
If you are unsure of whether a donor would meet inclusion criteria, please call our 24/7 referral line at 1-866-731-6585. We thank you for keeping type 1 diabetes research in mind.
If you are an OPO or Tissue Bank Director and are interested in learning more about nPOD, please contact us for more information.
Our screening laboratory partners are nPOD's "detectives," identifying donors that are in early stages of pre-type 1 diabetes (have type 1 diabetes autoantibodies) but have no clinical diagnosis of the disease. Our laboratory partners screen for multiple OPOs and are recognized as national leaders in serology testing.
Our laboratory partners have the capacity to test over 1,500 donors annually for the nPOD project. Gifts from autoantibody positive donors have the potential to help our scientists answer fundamental questions related to the etiology and progression of type 1 diabetes.
If you are a Lab Director and are interested in learning more about nPOD and how to work with nPOD, please contact us for more information.