The Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes (nPOD) program, supported by JDRF at the University of Florida, is the world’s largest open research consortium dedicated to the study of the human pancreas.
Founded in 2007, the JDRF nPOD biorepository housed at the University of Florida supports the collection of pancreata and related tissues from organ donors with type 1 diabetes (T1D) which are made available to scientific investigators around the world including in the U.S., England, Finland, Canada and Australia.
With nearly $3 million in annual program funding, nPOD researchers are conducting more than 150 studies that seek to unlock the mysteries of type 1 diabetes. Investigators hope to address the most pressing questions related to how the disease develops and progresses including, but not limited to the immunopathology of T1D, beta cell physiology and dysfunction, pancreas development, beta cell regeneration, environmental factors and medical imaging.
Thanks to nPOD, I think we’re at the precipice of being able to change much of what’s been put into textbooks and review articles on type 1 diabetes in terms of how the disease develops and what are its potential causes.”
— Mark Atkinson, Ph.D.
Becoming an Organ Donor
nPOD investigators are continually humbled by the decision families make to contribute to type 1 diabetes research through the gift of organ donation. While we make every effort to honor the wishes of the donor family, we cannot accept all donations.
For more information on organ donation and nPOD’s online donor form, visit nPOD’s donor page.
You can also email nPOD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: (352) 273-8277 | Toll Free: 866-731-6585
For research, press and media inquiries, contact:
University of Florida, College of Medicine
1275 Center Drive, BMS Rm J586
PO Box 100275
Gainesville, FL 32610-0275
Phone: (352) 273-8277
Toll Free: 866-731-6585