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The Availability of High-Quality Human Dorsal Root Ganglion and Spinal Cord for Pain Research

Donor Network West ( is one of the largest nonprofit organ procurement organizations in the US, serving more than 13 million people in California and Nevada. In addition to the primary role of facilitating organ and tissue transplantation, DNW provides biological samples that cannot be used for the purpose of transplantation to approved research studies. During the last several years, the Research Department at DNW has gathered the expertise to procure a number of samples for pain research matched with an extensive array of metadata ( Of particular interest are DRGs and segments of the spinal cord. These samples are meticulously procured with a very short postmortem delay and are shipped in an expedited manner to scientists across the US. Please visit ( to learn more and to submit an application for human research samples.