Brain donations could help researchers find the cause(s), more treatments and a cure for MSA. The examination of brain tissue is vital in this research process. A brain donation involves a simple procedure and it does not hinder the funeral or any burial plans. In some cases, the cost of brain procurement (when a technician removes it and sends it to a brain bank) can be offset by a grant from an institution or charity.
For many, a brain donation is the ultimate gift for generations to come – because MSA brain research could help bring about more treatments, more ways to help diagnose MSA and eventually, a cure!
If you are a patient and are considering a brain donation, please contact us, using the information below. There are multiple institutions in Canada, that are currently doing related brain research and desperately need brain and tissue donations. There is a place on the form to indicate a choice of brain bank.
NOTE — We will do our best to help facilitate a brain donation if possible. Unfortunately, in some cases, the cost associated with removing a brain may not be covered unless the patient was already treated at the designated institution. Such as is the case with Krembil Research Institute, they are unable to accept brain donations of others not treated at their institution.
Because Defeat MSA Canada is a registered charity organization, we do not collaborate with nor support any 3rd party profit-driven brain procurement organizations or companies.
Defeat MSA Canada does not require a fee nor do we solicit a contribution from you, in exchange for helping you donate a brain to any brain bank.
With respect to information about your power of attorney, generally speaking, brain banks request the POA contact details along with the contact information about the treating physician,
All information submitted on this form is strictly confidential. No specifics will be shared with the brain bank until we make our first contact and obtain your agreement to contact the brain bank for you. We can also provide you with the information necessary to contact the brain bank directly.
You can also call us toll free: 1 855 542-5672 (1 855 KICK-MSA) or email us: email@example.com
If calling, please leave your name, number, reason for your call and best time to return your call. Thank You!
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