Brain Banks

Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center

McLean Hospital

115 Mill St.
Belmont, MA 02178
United States
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Phone: (617) 855-2400 (800) 272-4622
E-mail: hbtrc@mclean.harvard.edu

The center currently accepts only fresh brain donations from the general population, and does not bank Alzheimer's brains or brains with unspecified dementia. Normal controls are welcome, as are brains affected with Lewy Body, frontotemporal dementia, Pick’s disease, corticobasal degeneration, multiple system atrophy, Parkinson's, ALS, Huntington’s, MS, progressive supranuclear palsy, seizure disorder, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and chronoic traumatic encephalopathy, as well as some neurodevelopmental disorders such as Aspberger's, Batten’s disease, and Down’s syndrome. Click here for the full list. Tissues are taken from whole brains and are available to researchers fresh, fixed, or frozen.