Welcome to the Brain Bank for Autism & Related Developmental Research
The precious gift made by each donor when they donate their brain for research, together with the support of their families, are the foundations of all our research. Read more.
Understanding the human brain
Finding the causes of a wide variety of disorders and conditions and better interventions for people affected by them is a concern for us all. Yet few realise this cannot be achieved without using human tissue. The complexity of the human brain cannot be replicated by test-tube systems.
Unravelling The Mysteries Of Autism
Research is needed to understand the causes and biological basis of autism. The developing brain is altered in autism but scientists do not know how or why. Such critical research is hindered by the scarcity of human brain tissue. By increasing the amount of brain tissue available for research, we increase scientists' ability to find answers -which could lead to the development of better interventions to improve the quality of life of those affected by autism.
The NHS organ donation scheme does not include brain donation. If you want to support research into autism by making a pledge to donate your brain, you would need to register separately with us.
Our urgent mission is to facilitate brain research and quicken the pace of discovery.
Autism and the brain: what can we learn?
|Autism and the brain: what can we learn?