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

Register now

To receive the 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:

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
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