Blazeman Foundation for ALS
The Blazeman Foundation for ALS and the UMB Brain and Tissue Bank have joined efforts to speed research on ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
The study of post-mortem tissue from individuals with ALS is critical to finding the cause of ALS. If you have decided to become a potential tissue donor, you are encouraged to register with the UMB Brain and Tissue Bank. Preregistration allows for speedy recovery of tissue. Time is critical for the recovery of tissue and should be completed within 24 hours after death.
Go to our How to Register page. On the “Donor Registration Form” check “Blazeman Foundation for ALS”.
If you elect to complete the mail-in pdf form, please make a notation that you are supporting the Blazeman Foundation for ALS.
Call 1-800-847-1539 (or 410-706-1755) to discuss any aspects of tissue donation. The decision to donate is yours.
In a case of emergency or sudden death, please telephone the Bank directly.
For More Information
Article in the "Baltimore" magazine entitled "Mind Over Matter" that recounts the decision by two families to donate tissue for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Autism research.
Brochure from the "Blazeman Foundation" discussing the importance of tissue donation for ALS research.