tissue types

Accio Biobank Online is delighted to announce that to further expand the range of fresh organ and tissue research we can support, we have partnered with a highly experienced organ procurement network. This means that we can facilitate your access to non-transplantable organs and tissues kindly donated by organ donors. This is in addition to our longstanding partnership with a dedicated and highly skilled whole body donor program. 

Tissue and Organ Types

Whole body donors may be available for approved education purposes, such as medical school dissection programs.

Gut / alimentary canal

Mouth

Teeth / jaw

Tongue samples / whole

Salivary glands samples  whole

Parotid glands samples / whole

Submandibular glands samples/ whole

Sublingual glands samples/ whole

Pharynx whole

Esophagus samples/ whole

Stomach samples/ whole

Small intestine samples/ whole

Duodenum samples/ whole

Jejunum samples/ whole

Ileum samples/ whole

Large intestine samples/ whole

Liver samples/ whole

Gallbladder samples/ whole

Pancreas samples/ whole

Nose samples / whole

Pharynx whole

Larynx whole

Trachea whole

Bronchi samples / whole

Lungs samples / lobe / whole

Diaphragm

Kidney samples / renal samples

Ureters samples / whole

Bladder samples / whole

Urethra samples / whole

Pituitary gland whole

Pineal gland whole

Thyroid gland samples / whole

Parathyroid glands whole

Adrenal glands whole

Pancreas samples / whole

Heart samples /whole

Artery samples

Vein samples

Capillaries

Blood, serum, plasma, buffy coat samples

Lymphatic vessel samples / whole

Lymph node samples / whole

Bone marrow samples

Thymus samples / whole

Spleen samples / whole

Eye –
Cornea
Iris
Ciliary body
Lens
Retina
Ear –
Eardrum
Middle ear
Ossicles
Inner ear
Cochlea
Vestibule of the ear
Semicircular canals

Skin

Subcutaneous tissue

Mammary glands

Muscle tissue samples / whole

Tendons samples / whole

Ligaments samples / whole

Joints samples / whole

Bones samples / whole

Skull

Spine samples/ whole

Ovaries whole / ovarian samples
Fallopian tubes
Uterus samples / whole
Vagina
Vulva
Clitoris
Placenta samples / whole: only available from living, clinical donors

Testes samples / whole
Epididymis
Vas deferens
Seminal vesicles
Prostate samples / whole
Bulbourethral glands
External sex organs
Penis
Scrotum

Availability:

*Exact availability of these tissue samples and organs for medical research depends on a combination of factors, including:

  • whether you require a whole tissue or organ, or just a small piece;
  • whether you require pathologist-dissected and annotated tissue or not;  
  • whether you need healthy or diseased tissue;
  • the standard treatments available for any disease, which may limit the availability or size of sample available for research;
  • the format required (fresh, frozen, FFPE, OCT-embedded, formalin fixed etc);
  • the level and detail of medical history, pathology, biomarker and other clinical or lifestyle data you require, as the depth of detail may depend on whether clinical or post mortem samples are available;
  • whether you can only use clinical samples or whether kindly donated organs and tissues from whole body donors would be more suitable for your medical research.

Please contact us on info@biobankonline.com with details of your human tissue or human organ needs and we would be delighted to assist!

Locations:

We work with high quality facilities located in the US. We also have access to collection sites in Africa & elsewhere for the collection of infectious disease samples.

TRANSPLANTS AND DONOR LIAISON

Please note that we are unable to offer organs for direct transplant; the specimens we offer in no way compete with the essential work of organ/tissue transplantation, whilst facilitating important research, development and training/ education. We can not accept donors directly. If you are interested in donating, please discuss ways of donating with your physician, hospital or hospice, who will be better placed to provide information about local donation options. Thank you very much for considering this option.

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