Researchers at the University of Florida Brain Institute have announced plans to open a new repository for human brain tissue to support studies of traumatic brain injury.
"Having a bank of tissue from people with brain injuries will greatly aid our efforts to gain information that can be applied in patient care," said Ronald Hayes, PhD, professor of neuroscience. Researchers have modeled brain tissue procurement efforts on organ donation programs that encourage people to sign consent cards to indicate their wishes for donation upon their deaths.
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