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Research Organ and Tissue
Donation Enhances Lives
Donated tissues allow for lives to be
saved, medical advancements to be
made and research to progress. The
tissues ARAHD recovers can help lead
• New transplantation
• Breakthroughs in life saving
• Improved surgical outcomes
• Reduced recovery times
• Drug development
• Advanced research into
currently non-curable diseases
Just one donor who allows their tissues
to be used for research and education
enhances the lives of hundreds of
people and helps save the lives of
Everyone Can Participate
Researchers need donors both with
and without disease. Therefore,
research tissue can be recovered from
patients with cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV
or other medical conditions that are not
ordinarily suitable for transplant.
Everyone can contribute to move
forward the mission of curing diseases
and advancing medical science!
YOU HAVE THE POWER
TO DONATE LIFE
Enhanced Life. Renewed Life.
Find comfort in knowing that your
loved one enabled others to live life
Your donation provides hope for the
There are never any costs to the
donor or their family as a result of
organ & tissue donation.
Instructions about Donation
Please call ARAHD as soon as possible
after a patient’s death. The body should
be transferred to a funeral home of the
family’s choice with instructions to
coordinate with ARAHD.
Current research projects require that
tissues be removed as quickly as
possible after death but prior to
embalming or other funeral preparations.
We will attempt to perform the recovery
of tissues less than 12 hours after death
if possible. In some cases this time may
be exceeded, this will be evaluated on a
case by case basis. .
Medical history questions will be asked at
the time of consent for donation. This
helps us maintain comprehensive
information the scientists need to
correlate research studies. Copies of the
documented recorded consent and/or the
hard copy consent signed by the next of
kin will be kept on file at ARAHD as
required by regulatory agencies.
Arrangements for Tissue
An ARAHD Donor Coordinator will
facilitate the necessary arrangements
with the referring facility and funeral
home. The recovery staff will ensure that
all research protocols are followed.
ARAHD will also arrange for the
transportation of the donor to the
appropriate recovery facility. After tissue
removal the donor is released to the
family and transported to the funeral
home chosen by the family. Please
contact the ARAHD team is here to
support you at any time.
Advance Research and
Human Development, LLC
Helping Scientists, Helping
Advance Research and Human
ARAHD recovers organs and tissues
from consented donors for medical
research. The donated organs and
tissues are recovered for national and
international research institutions,
academic institutions, and the
biotechnology industry. Our goal is to
aid our researchers’ in furthering
medical research and education. It is
our aim to extend the opportunity of
donation to as many families as we
can throughout our service area.
Life Saving Medical Science
Whether you are young or old,
relatively healthy or facing health
challenges, we all know someone or
have been personally affected by
circumstances related to our health
conditions. Research donation is an
opportunity to improve the current and
future options we have for healthcare.
Our research projects allow
researchers nationwide to examine
medical conditions and evaluate
treatment options in the following
• Disease Research
• Drugs Discovery
• Neurological Disease Research for
diseases including: Alzheimer’s,
Parkinson’s, ALS, Dementia.
The Power to Save Lives!
You have the opportunity to contribute
to the improvement of our health
outlook. Your donation provides
physicians and medical scientists the
opportunity to positively impact the
lives of those suffering due to medical
challenges.. You donation can be the
key to opening the door to a long life
and improved health for generations to
Our research partners conduct a
wide range of studies to improve the
health options of our growing society.
Their research leads to improved
medical treatments for a number of
ailments and conditions.
Advancements have allowed for
reduced pain after surgery and
shorted surgical recovery time.
Organs and tissues donated for
research are valuable gifts that allow
medical science to continue to
improve and expand. The gift of each
donation can provide the resources
needed to improve the health outlook
of many generations to come.
Frequently asked questions about
the opportunity to donation
organs and tissues for research:
Are there any fees or costs to my
family for donating organs or
No, there are no costs to the donor
family for any organ or tissue
My loved one had a chronic
disease or illnesses can they still
donation organs and tissues for
Yes, your loved one may still be able
to donate. Many researchers are
looking for organs and tissues from
donors that have cancer, diabetes,
Dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s
or other diseases. In fact, many
researchers are often requesting the
affected organs and tissues from
these donors to enhance their
Can I still have a viewing if we
choose to donate organs and
tissues for research?
Yes, organ & tissue donation does
not exclude you from having an open
viewing as your chosen funeral
arrangement. ARAHD personnel will
not recover any organs or tissues
that would prohibit a viewing or that
would cause any disruption to
viewing arrangements. ARAHD
prides themselves is supporting the
wishes on their donor families.