Importance of Brain Donation
Approximately 1 in 88 children in the United States are born with Autism or a related disorder. An estimated 5.2 million aging Americans will be diagnosed with Dementia. Parkinson’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and other disabling brain disorders are on the rise worldwide. Although people who suffer from Schizophrenia, Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder are helped by medications, they have to cope with symptoms throughout their entire lives. Brain donation after death supports the health of the next generation.
One brain can supply hundreds of qualified researchers in their quest to bring about cures, find new treatments or ways to prevent these debilitating diseases.