Human post-mortem tissues, bodily fluids and post mortem organs, including brain, CSF, gut/ intestines, bladder, heart, liver, kidney, bowel, lung, breast, prostate, eyes, skin, stomach & others,
Anatomical tissues and parts such as bone, including spinal tissue, skull, muscle (skeletal muscles and smooth muscles), tendons, ligaments and orthopedic joint specimens, including normal joints and joints from donors with arthritis (osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis),
Urine samples and fecal samples/ stool samples, thanks to donors kindly participating in whole body donation programs for research & education.
Post Mortem intervals
The shortest post mortem interval available is 3 hours. However, such donors are very rare, so if you can extend the acceptable period to 12 or more hours from death to tissue sampling, it will greatly increase the rate of availability of suitable donors for your research. Information about degradation rates for various post mortem tissues and analytes may be available by performing a literature search.
Most human tissue samples will be collected prospectively for you, to ensure they meet your exact needs, rather than being stored in a tissue or organ bank/ biorepository /repository, but some tissues are banked, including some bone samples, hearts and certain cancer tissues which are banked. Please contact us to find out how our post mortem partner site can meet your research needs with cadaver tissue.
Serology results are available for each donor, although all human materials must be treated as potentially infectious.