Consider Donating Tissue
Doctors, researchers, and scientists have long recognized the benefit of human tissue to further their research.
Kennedy's Disease research is no different. In response to this need, the Kennedy's Disease Association (KDA) and the University of Michigan Brain Bank are pleased to announce the creation of a Tissue Donation Program for individuals with Kennedy's Disease who wish to donate their tissue. This program is similar to an organ donation program, but is different because of the formalities required and the specific use for the tissue.
Tissue will be stored at a KDA approved tissue storage facility and will be provided for biochemical and genetic studies. Tissue samples and results of clinical testing will be made available to qualified scientists only after their research proposal is reviewed and approved by the KDA Scientific Review Board (SRB) and Board of Directors. The KDA is hopeful that these studies will lead to advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and eventual cure of Kennedy's Disease.
Working together to find a cure-----
Please Note: Pre-planning is important. If you wish to be a donor, certain paperwork must be signed and arrangements need to be made with the hospital and pathologist ahead of time.
The Tissue Donation Documents can be downloaded in two different formats:
- Tissue Donation Program (MS Word Doc)
- Michigan BrainBank Neuropathology Application (Doc)
- Tissue Donation Program (PDF)
- Michigan BrainBank Neuropathology Application (PDF)
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