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Policies & Precautions
  • The human islets that are distributed by the IIDP are from approved cadaveric organ donors from which at least one other organ has been approved for transplantation. Because the donors are brain dead, the IRB’s from the institutions that isolate the islets consider the tissue as “Exempt” from Human Studies Approval. Also, because we only procure from transplant donors, all testing is done prior to donation to assure that the tissue is safe and free of communicable disease. However we recognize that some unknown virus could be present so we do actively warn all of our investigators to use Universal Precautions when handling IIDP islets.
Standard Operating Procedures