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The Wisconsin Brain Donor Program (WBDP) stores brain and other tissues/samples (e.g. blood and CSF) from deceased individuals who have participated in longitudinal research studies, as well as other select participants. These individuals have donated their tissues in order to aid scientific research. Through the collection of central and peripheral nervous tissues as well as (in select cases) skeletal muscle tissue, the WBDP strives to advance the knowledge of diseases of memory disorders, such as Alzheimer's Disease. Brain donations are needed from healthy individuals, as well as those affected by diseases of the nervous system.
Condition or disease
Alzheimer's DiseaseMild Cognitive Impairment
The WBDP strives to provide well-characterized tissues/samples to researchers. The WBDP is aligned with the longitudinal research study of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) in Madison, Wisconsin as well as other studies associated with the ADRC.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Participants agree to autopsy and brain/tissue/sample donation for research purposes only.
Individuals enrolled in the longitudinal study of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), additional studies affiliated with the ADRC, or select additional donors are invited to participate.