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Recovery Process

The decision to donate is a momentous one; often it comes at the most difficult time. Once the decision is made, the donor or donor family wants their wishes fulfilled. IIAM stands ready to make donation for medical research and education as simple as possible.
Recovery Workshops
IIAM hosts annual Recovery Workshops to provide educational training for OPO specialists on proper procedures regarding recovery for research tissues. Please contact IIAM for more information.

Organ Division (Non-transplantable organs for research from organ donors for transplantation)

IIAM requirements:

  • Complete donor information including:
    • Age
    • Sex
    • Race
    • Blood Type
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Cause of Death
  • Medical and social history
  • Serological report
    • HIV I & II
    • Hepatitis B & C
    • Syphilis
    • CMV
    • EBV (if available)
  • Reasons for non-transplant
  • Specific organ function tests
  • Cold / Warm ischemic times where applicable
  • Authorization for research from donor's next-of-kin

Serological testing for infectious diseases is performed by CLIA-certified laboratories on all donors prior to tissue distribution.

Organ and Tissue Protocol Request
We all know the statistics too well: more than 112,000 men, women and children in America wait for a lifesaving organ; more than 8,000 people die each year waiting for a suitable organ.

For those who work in the field of organ and tissue donation, these numbers are frustrating. Added to that frustration is the challenge of how to carry out a donor's wish to have all his or her organs help others through placement.

Research recovery protocols differ depending on the organ and the needs of the research center requesting it. For more information,
Click or call IIAM at 800-486-IIAM.

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