(all content below is from Matthew Alsante, SFA, although this is indeed a great initiative!)
The Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI), a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, PA. The NDRI coordinates the collection and dissemination of human cells, tissues and organs to researchers and scientists. The SFA has partnered with NDRI to provide sarcoma patients with the opportunity to donate tissues, and have those tissues distributed to scientists who are studying sarcoma. Sarcoma patients will be able to donate samples of all forms of sarcoma obtained from biopsy procedures or other medically necessary surgical procedures. NDRI coordinators will discuss donation opportunities, either from a surgical procedure or post mortem (after death, like in donation for transplant), to aide sarcoma patients and their families in making the appropriate donation decision.
Patients interested in organ and tissue donation for sarcoma research can learn more about registering with NDRI as a donor by contacting a NDRI coordinator today, by calling 1-800-222-NDRI (6374). NDRI Coordinators are available to speak with patients 24 hours per day.
You can learn more about the Sarcoma Foundation of America at www.curesarcoma.org. For more information about NDRI, please visit http://ndriresource.org/.
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