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Parkinson's UK Brain Bank

The Parkinson's UK Brain Bank is the world's only brain bank solely dedicated to Parkinson's research. 

About the brain bank

The Brain Bank, based at Imperial College London, collects precious tissue from people with and without Parkinson's who have decided to leave their brains to Parkinson's research.

The tissue is supplied to researchers studying Parkinson's all over the world. This research could lead to treatments, a cure and life for everyone affected by Parkinson's improving.

Why brain donation is important

Research made possible through the donation of brain tissue has already led to major advances in our understanding of Parkinson's, and resulted in new treatments being developed and tested.

Future donations could lead to discoveries which help us find a cure and improve the lives of the 127,000 people living with Parkinson's in the UK.

Donating your brain for research is not an easy decision and we are extremely grateful to the donors and their families who have chosen to do this.
Professor David Dexter, Deputy Director of Research, Parkinson's UK

Become a donor

To register as a donor, fill out the form below and return it to the Parkinson's UK Brain Bank team by post or email. You must be based in the UK to sign up.

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Brain bank registration form (PDF, 107KB)
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Contact the Brain Bank

If you have any questions or need to get in touch with the Brain Bank please contact the team directly:

By email: [email protected]

By phone: 020 7594 9732

By post: Parkinson's UK Brain Bank, Centre for Neuroscience, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, 160 Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN

More about the Brain Bank

Want to use tissue from the Brain Bank?

The Parkinson's UK Brain Bank provides tissue to researchers in the UK and around the world who are working towards a cure for Parkinson's.

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