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Brain and Tissue Banks

NIH NeuroBioBank (NBB)

Description: Supported by the NIMH, NINDS, and NICHD, the NIH NeuroBioBank was established in September 2013 as a national resource for investigators utilizing human post-mortem brain tissue and related biospecimens for their research to understand conditions of the nervous system. The NeuroBioBank serves as a central point of access to collections that span neurological, neuropsychiatric, and neurodevelopmental diseases and disorders.

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Tel: 617-855-2400 Toll Free: 800-BRAIN-BANK (272-4622)
Fax: 617-855-3199

Mount Sinai NIH Brain and Tissue Repository
James J Peters VA Medical Center

130 West Kingsbridge Road
Room 4F-33A
Bronx, NY 10468
Tel: 718-584-9000 x6083
Fax: 718-365-9622

The Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center (HBSFRC)
The Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. (127A)
Building 212 Room 16
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Tel: (310) 268-3536
Fax: (310) 268-3648

University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank
University of Miami Life Science Park
1951 N.W. 7th Ave., Ste. 240
Miami, FL 33136
Tel: 305-243-6219 Toll Free: 800-UM-BRAIN (862-7246)
Fax: 305-243-3649,

Brain Tissue Donation Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
3811 O'Hara Street
BST W1654
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: 412-624-7802
Fax: 412-624-9910


Other Brain and Tissue Banks

Brain Tissue Donation Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
3811 O'Hara Street
BST W1654
Pittsburgh,  PA  15213
Tel: 412-624-7802
Fax: 412-624-9910

Living Bank
P.O. Box 6725
Houston,  TX  77265
Tel: 800-528-2971

Description: Non-profit donor education organization. Maintains computerized records of donor data for future retrieval during emergencies.

National Disease Research Interchange
1628 JFK Blvd.
8 Penn Cntr. 8th floor
Philadelphia,  PA  19103
Tel: 215-557-7361; 800-222-NDRI (6374)
Fax: 215-557-7154

Description: Non-profit organization engaged in the procurement and distribution of human tissues and organs for biomedical researchers.

National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium
401 N. Washington Street
Suite 700
Rockville,  MD  20850
Tel: 866-668-2272; 301-251-1161 (x186)
Fax: 301-576-4597

Description: Provides tissue for AIDS-related research through a banking network of centers.

Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium
Department of Neurology Washington School of Medicine Campus Box 8111
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis,  MO  63110
Tel: 314-747-8423
Fax: 314-747-8427

Description: The Neurologic AIDS Research Consortium (NARC) is supported by the National Institutes of Health to design and carry out clinical trials to improve the therapy for HIV induced neurologic disease, and neurologic conditions associated with the AIDS virus. This consortium was established in 1993 when the NARC grant submitted by David B. Clifford, M.D. of Washington University School of Medicine was funded by the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to establish the consortium. Since that time the grant has supported studies of the natural history of neurologic performance in advanced AIDS, treatment of HIV associated peripheral neuropathy, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and cytomegalovirus.

University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank
University of Maryland Dept. of Pediatrics
655 West Baltimore Street, 13-013 BRB
Baltimore,  MD  21201-1559
Tel: 800-847-1539
Fax: 410-706-0020

Description: Collects, stores, and distributes brain and other tissues for purposes of research to improve understanding, care, and treatment of individuals with developmental disorders.