On January 21, 2014, the FBI and members of the Attorney General’s Office visited Biological Resource Center of Arizona with a search and seizure warrant. Our staff willingly cooperated and answered all of their questions without counsel and we will continue to cooperate with the authorities to the best of our abilities.
As per the Attorney's General message to the public, little information has been made available. This lack of information has led many to speculate and to make incorrect conclusions. We hope to know more within the coming days and weeks, at which time we will provide additional information.
Please be assured that the staff of Biological Resource Center of Arizona works diligently each day to serve and honor our donors and their families with dignity and respect. We adhere to the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which governs anatomical donation. Through our informed consent process, individuals are able to contribute to the advancement of medical education, research and training.
Biological Resource Center of Arizona does not provide organs or other tissues for transplantation. For nearly a decade, we have worked with universities, researchers, medical device companies and educators who rely on these selfless gifts from donors to provide better healthcare and quality of life for our society.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many friends, family and colleagues of Biological Resource Center of Arizona who have shown their unwavering support over the last several days.
Through our cooperation with the authorities, we are confident factual information is forthcoming that will further demonstrate Biological Resource Center of Arizona's ongoing commitment to donors, their families, the integrity of the donor process and the mission to improve healthcare for everyone.