United Tissue Network
We are very excited to share with you the release of our new company name and website. United Tissue Network exists to empower people who want to make a difference through whole-body donation by uniting them with professionals dedicated to the advancement of medical technology, training and education.

  GenLife Institute is now United Tissue Network 


GenLife Institute, a whole-body donation company who works directly with medical personnel and educators dedicated to the advancement of medical innovation, is proud to announce our new brand, United Tissue Network, effective immediately. 


Changing the name to United Tissue Network formalizes a shift in our company strategy that has been under way for several months. As we continue to grow and create awareness about the benefits of becoming a whole-body donor, our former name no longer fully described our company.


"We are very excited about the introduction of our new company name. We believe the name United Tissue Network allows us to better represent our business as we move forward with enhancing everyday lives through physician training," David Breedlove, Chief Executive Officer of United Tissue Network said. "Our goal when we founded the company in 2009 was to enrich the health and welfare of people across the world. We want to ensure that our image and name accurately reflect what we do."


We are also happy to unveil our new identity and redesigned website, www.unitedtissue.org. The new site prominently features our focus on medical innovation through our whole-body registration. Included with this name change is the introduction of our new online consent forms, which allows for simple registration into our donor program.


Leadership and staff have not changed.    

September Awareness
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Whole-body donors make a difference in supporting medical professionals with developing the technology to detect this cancer at an earlier state.

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Register as a Donor

Join the Network


We provide three different ways to register and make a difference in the lives of tomorrow:


United Tissue Network S.E.T. Program



An individual who pledges to donate. One-page consent form available now at www.unitedtissue.org. Registration is finished upon receiving a completion email from United Tissue Network.



End of Life Registration 

End-of-life care refers to medical care in the final hours, days or weeks of one's life. One can be accepted into the UTN program prior to the time of passing. A donor security certificate will be provided electronically upon acceptance.



Time of Passing  

Registration serving families and friends carrying out their loved ones wishes through donation.



Registering with UTN is easy, click here

Medical Professionals

United Tissue Network is dedicated to honoring the intent of its donors by working with the most innovative and ethical medical professionals around the world. Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide human tissue for a variety of programs including physician education, surgical training as well as device and drug development.

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If you would like further information about United Tissue Network, please contact us:

Kayla Hrabak
Communications Manager
United Tissue Network
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