Brain and Tissue Banks Resources
Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center
Neurology Research (127A)
W. Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Bldg. 212
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Collects, stores and distributes quick frozen and formalin fixed tissue and cerebrospinal fluid and blood to qualified researchers worldwide. Works with support groups and individuals with neurological and psychiatric diseases who wish to further medical research by donation of autopsy and surgical specimens.
P.O. Box 6725
Houston, TX 77265
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
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
Rockville, MD 20850
301-251-1161 ext. 186
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
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.
NICHD Brain and Tissue Bank for Developmental Disorders (MD)
University of Maryland
Dept. of Pediatrics
655 West Baltimore Street, 13-013 BRB
Baltimore, MD 21201-1559
Collects, stores, and distributes brain and other tissues for purposes of research to improve understanding, care, and treatment of individuals with developmental disorders.
University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank
University of Miami
Life Science Park
1951 N.W. 7th Ave., Ste. 240
Miami, FL 33136
Description: The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank is a biobank which links cryoperserved and fixed brain specimens to patient data; provides standardized brain tissue samples to researchers studying diseases of the CNS; and educates the public about the importance of brain donation as a permanent and valuable resource.