6 November 2009

Brain tissue donation

Blunkett backs call for increase in brain tissue donation to beat dementia
Alzheimer’s Society (UK): 13 October 2009
Former Home Secretary, David Blunkett MP has today offered his support to a major campaign to encourage people to donate brain tissue upon their death to a new brain bank network. The brain bank network is called Brains for Dementia Research.

In doing so, Mr Blunkett also pledged to become a donor. His commitment comes as scientists suggest a lack of awareness of the importance of donation is contributing to a nationwide shortage of brains essential for dementia research. … > full story

Alzheimer’s Australia has release a new update sheet on Brain Donation. Further information is available from the Australian Brain Bank Network

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