The Mayo Clinic Brain Bank

 

The Mayo Clinic Brain Bank in Jacksonville, Florida, supported by CurePSP, provides an invaluable resource to investigators by providing tissue samples for their research. It also provides a postmortem confirmation of diagnosis to families of the deceased. CurePSP reimburses families for the costs of brain donation.

Brain donation is a gift given voluntarily out of concern for living loved ones and future generations. Brain donation to the Mayo Clinic Brain Bank aids scientists in finding the cause and cure for progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), multiple system atrophy (MSA) and related prime of life brain diseases. The examination of brain tissue is vital to research and provides families with a sure postmortem diagnosis to confirm or further elucidate clinical findings. The simple procedure, which will not interfere with funeral or burial plans, may also benefit immediate family members as more is learned about the genetics of the diseases. Valuable information attained from this gift will improve the quality of life for future generations. Thank you for considering this gift of knowledge.

Contact

For all questions about brain tissue donation, please contact:

Rachel R. LaPaille-Harwood
Brain Bank Coordinator
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida
Office: 904-953-2439
E-mail: LaPaille-Harwood.Rachel@mayo.edu 

In urgent cases (after normal work hours and during weekends), please call Dr. Alex Klein’s cell phone at +1 917-499-9310 (Eastern Standard Time). 

Brain Donation Brochures

These brochures cover all aspects of the brain donation program, including how to locate a pathologist, and how to apply for financial reimbursement from CurePSP.  

CurePSP Brain Tissue Donation Program Read the full color brochure online (click on the picture)
CurePSP Brain Donation Program Home-Printer-Friendly Download and print the low-color brochure at home (click on the picture)