Advancing Medical Research & Development
When families authorize a donation for medical research, their loved one contributes to a better tomorrow. Donations for research purposes can save and heal future lives through the advancement of medical research. Donor Network West partners with researchers who analyze samples, conduct clinical trials, and who work to improve the outcomes of transplanted organs. Without organ and tissue donation for research, a significant amount of this work could otherwise not be accomplished.
Partner with Donor Network West
We are dedicated to working in close partnerships with researchers in academic medical centers, hospitals, universities, and biotechnology centers to advance the field of research through organ and tissue donations. Some of our partners include:
Research Articles Published by Donor Network West Research Partners
- Novel method of delivery of continuous positive airway pressure for apnea testing during brain death evaluation
- Lung Quality and Utilization in Controlled Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death Within the United States
- Evaluation of Two Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay Kits for Chikungunya Virus IgM Using Samples from Deceased Organ and Tissue Donors
- High Mortality Associated With Donor-Derived Coccidioidomycosis in a Population-Based Study of Potential Organ Donors in California
- Short lung transplant donor telomere length is associated with decreased CLAD-free survival
- Biosynthesis of proresolving lipid mediators by vascular cells and tissues
- Hot Standby: An Air Transportation Protocol to Reduce Organ Wastage
- Adiposity and the Role of Neuroendocrine Hormones in Energy Balance
- Minimally Invasive Classification of Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms
- Ethnic Differences in Deceased Organ Donor Management and Organ Utilization
Additional Medical Resources
Become a Researcher
In addition to the primary purpose of procuring organs and tissues for transplantation, most organ procurement organization (OPOs) in the United States procure a large number of samples for the purpose of research. These samples are provided to researchers along with a few additional non-protected health information (PHI) data points to facilitate better matching for various comparative experiments.
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