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Funding News - NINDS Accepts Organ Donations for Multiple Sclerosis Research

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In the Neuroimmunology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) multiple sclerosis (MS) research has been ongoing for the past 30 years. Studying the pathology of brain tissue is a vital part of this research, which may enable us to determine the cause of MS.

Many people have expressed interest in organ donation for the purpose of MS research. Gifts of brain and spinal cord from those who have a diagnosis of MS are invaluable to the further understanding of this disease.

For more information, physicians should contact Joan Eaton, RN, CRNP, or Jennifer McCartin, RN, Neuroimmunology Branch, NINDS, NIH, Building 10, Room 5B16, 10 Center Drive MSC 1430, Bethesda, MD 20892-1430; telephone: (301) 496-0064; fax: (301) 402-0373; email:

The Neuroimmunology Branch is grateful for your contribution to continuing research in multiple sclerosis.