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Donate Tissue

Researchers need to study the brain and spinal cord tissue from people with different MS subtypes and disease stages to find out how and why demyelination occurs. Researchers also need to study brain and spinal cord tissue to develop ways of repairing and preventing tissue damage.

Donating your brain to the MS Research Australia Brain Bank after your death will:

  •  help researchers find diagnostic markers for early detection
  •  help researchers develop better treatments
  •  help researchers discover possible cures and prevention measures for MS

The MS Research Australia Brain Bank strongly encourages everyone in Australia who has been diagnosed with MS to register as a Brain Donor for MS research.

REGISTER NOW to receive your free MS Brain Donor Information and Consent Kit

We realise that choosing to become a Brain Donor can be a difficult decision, and support and understanding from family members is essential. We would be glad to answer any questions or concerns you may have to help you make a well-informed decision. Please call 1300 672 265 or submit your enquiry online.

If a donor has died or is not expected to live much longer, please call your state Brain Bank Coordinator as soon as possible:

NEW SOUTH WALES / ACT / TASMANIA
Dr Antony Harding
02 9963 1116
VICTORIA
Ms Fairlie Hinton
03 8344 1900
QUEENSLAND
Dr Naomi Etheridge
07 3365 4614
SOUTH AUSTRALIA / NORTHERN TERRITORY
Ms Robyn Flook
08 8204 4107
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Mr John Banfield
08 9224 2458