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brain and tissue bank

The Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank is the first of its kind in the UK. It is dedicated to the study of epilepsy, by providing brain and other tissue (such as the spinal cord and skin samples) for a wide range of epilepsy research projects. 

researchers in the lab carrying out some investigative workWe need brain and other tissue donated by people with and without epilepsy so researchers are able to compare differences.  

The Brain and Tissue Bank is a collaborative project between Epilepsy Society and University College London (UCL) and is based at the UCL Institute of Neurology. 

The Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank is generously supported by the Katy Baggott Foundation. 

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Find out how donating brain and tissue samples could help change the lives of people with epilepsy.

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What does registering to become a donor involve?  Find out who to contact to join the register.

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What happens after a donor dies?  Find out what to do when a donor dies.  

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