Patient Organizations

Patient Organizations

This listing is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all not-for-profit health agencies in the United States, nor does inclusion of any particular organization imply endorsement by the National Institutes of Health or the Department of Health and Human Services. Our intent is to provide information useful to individuals nationally, and for this reason we have not included many local groups that offer valuable assistance to patients and their families within a limited geographic area. Many of the organizations listed in this directory have information available to the public on the World Wide Web.

Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office

Attention: MCMR-RTB
810 Schroeder Street
Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702
Tel: 301-619-9801

Department of Defense office that disseminates the latest information on medical research for the prevention, mitigation, and treatment of blast injuries.

BlazeSports America

1670 Oakbrook Druve
Suite 331
Norcross, GA 30093
Tel: 404-270-2000

BlazeSports mission is to advance the lives of children and adults with physical disabilities through sport, healthy lifestyles, and the prevention of chronic health conditions.

Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation

29 Crest Loop
Staten Island, NY 10312
Tel: 718-966-2593
Fax: 718-966-2593 (Call First)

Nonprofit organization committed to disseminating accurate and current information about treatments for and best practices surrounding the management of Chiari malformation, syringomyelia & related cerebrospinal fluid disorders.

Brain and Tissue Bank for Developmental Disorders (FL)

University of Miami Miller School of MedicineDepartment of Pathology (R-5)
P.O. Box 016960
Miami, FL 33101
Tel: 800-59BRAIN (592-7246)
Fax: 305-243-4086

Collects samples from patients with a variety of genetic and developmental disorders, patients with related disorders, and age-matched controls. The material is used by investigators studying diseases that affect normal brain.

Brain Aneurysm Foundation

269 Hanover Street, Building 3
Hanover, MA 02339
Tel: 781-826-5556; 888-BRAIN02 (272-4602)

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the nation's only nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical awareness, education, support and research funding to reduce the incidence of brain aneurysms.

Brain Injury Association of America, Inc.

3057 Nutley Street
Fairfax, VA 22031-1931
Tel: 703-761-0750; 800-444-6443
Fax: 703-761-0755

Non-profit organization dedicated to people with brain injury and their families. Offers research, education, and advocacy programs through a national office, network of state affiliates, support groups, and a helpline.

Brain Injury Resource Center

P.O.Box 84151
Seattle, WA 98124
Tel: 206-621-8558
Fax: 206-329-4355

Non-profit clearinghouse founded and operated by head injury activists. Offers information, discussion groups, programs for building advocacy and self-care skills, and referrals to additional information and resources.

Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN)

National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: 800-352-9424
Fax: 301-402-2186

Brain Trauma Foundation

228 Hamilton Avenue
3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Nationwide organization devoted to improving the outcome of traumatic brain injury patients. Focuses on the acute phase of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and methods to improve chances of a meaningful recovery. The Foundation works to improve the care of TBI patients from the scene of injury to the emergency room and ICU through guidelines development, professional education, quality improvement, and clinical research.

Brain Tumor Society

124 Watertown Street
Suite 2D
Watertown, MA 02472-2500
Tel: 617-924-9997; 800-770-TBTS (8287)
Fax: 617-924-9998

National non-profit providing resources and services to patients, survivors, friends, and professionals. Also funds basic science and translational brain tumor research.