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
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:
|State||Brain Bank Coordinator||Phone||Time|
|Queensland/ New South Wales / ACT / Tasmania||Associate Professor Michael Buckland||(02) 9963 1116||24hrs, 7 days|
|Victoria||Ms Fairlie Hinton||(03) 8344 1900||9am-5pm, Mon-Fri|
|South Australia / Northern Territory||Dr Rebecca Ormsby||(08) 8204 4393||24hrs, 7 days|
|Western Australia||Mr John Banfield||(08) 9224 2458||7am-6pm, Mon-Fri|