The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is dedicated to assisting researchers in academic medical centers, universities, biotechnology centers and hospitals to advance the field of medical research through organ, tissue and eye donation. Progress in treating common and rare diseases often hinges on access to both normal and diseased human tissues.
CORE strives to provide our donor families with opportunities to donate organs, tissue and eyes for research that otherwise could not be utilized for transplant. For our donor families, the opportunity to donate for research that may lead to new treatments or cures offers comfort and hope.
In October, 2012 CORE moved into its state of the art Brian Broznick Surgical Suites and Research Pavilion where physicians and experienced recovery staff are able to recover and prepare grafts for research. Examples include whole and partial organs, such as heart, liver, kidney, lungs, as well as tissue and eyes.
Your family may request information from CORE on the types of studies benefiting from your gift. Following are a few examples of how your gift can help advance research.