Brain Endowment Bank

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Who Can Become A Donor?

who can donate

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.

Psychiatric Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Combat-Related PTSD

Childhood Developmental Disorders
Asperger’s Disease
Down’s syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Muscular Dystrophy (MD)

Degenerative Disorders
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease
Brain Trauma (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy)
Dementia: Frontotemporal and Lewy Body
Huntington’s disease
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Parkinson’s disease
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)

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