MS Society Tissue Bank

The MS Society Tissue Bank allows both people with and without MS to donate their brain and spinal cord tissue after their death. It's a vital resource, with donated tissue samples being sent to labs all over the world to help scientists understand more about the condition.

>> Read more about the Tissue Bank

Why is it important?

Research using human tissue samples is vital in the efforts to understand the causes of MS and find new effective treatments. It allows researchers to answer key questions like:

  • What cells and molecules are present in the human brain?
  • Are those cells and molecules responsible for the damage seen in MS?
  • Are they useful for repairing the damage instead?

So far, samples from the Tissue Bank have been used in several major discoveries, including investigations of how the immune system is involved in MS.

How to get involved

To find out more about how the Bank works and download a donor information pack, visit the Tissue Bank website. If you have any questions or would like more information you can call +44(0)20 7594 9734.

You can also request information by post, please write to:

MS Society Tissue Bank
Division of Brain Sciences
Imperial College London
Hammersmith Hospital Campus
160 Du Cane Road
London W12 0NN

We fund the MS Society Tissue Bank in partnership with Imperial College London. The Tissue Bank is co-funded by Parkinson’s UK, and also provides resources for the study of Parkinson’s disease.

Find out more

>> Behind the scenes at the MS Society Tissue Bank

>>UK MS Society Tissue Bank funding renewal 

The MS Society Tissue Bank has donated over 10,000 precious tissue sample to MS research projects around the world.

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