Who Can Become A Donor?
Anyone can become a donor. Patients with diagnosed brain disorders or unaffected healthy persons are welcome to donate.
Donated tissues from healthy individuals are just as necessary as those with neurological or psychiatric disorders. Studying a healthy brain helps scientists to understand why certain individuals age well and others are more at risk, even in the same family.
A list of accepted disorders is below. We accept disorders not included on this list. Please call us at 1-800-UM BRAIN or 305-243-6219 for more information.
Childhood Developmental Disorders
Childhood Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease
Brain Trauma (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
Dementia: Frontotemporal and Lewy Body
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)