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2 Responses to YouTube posting of “Big Hits, Broken Dreams”

  1. Niamh says:

    My husband Dave would also like to dtaone his brain to the Boston University. He played 10 years and is now in the Plan 88 program. We have tried and tried to find out who to contact to do this, and we get no answers from anyone. He would like to fill out the necessary papers to dtaone his brain, before he is unable to do so.If you can help, we sure would appreciate it.Thank you,Mary Lee Kocourek

  2. CAPP says:

    VA CSTE Brain Bank

    The VA CSTE Brain Bank was established in 2008 at the Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center in Bedford, MA, under the leadership of neuropathologist and neurologist Dr. Ann McKee.

    Purpose of the Brain Bank:
    The purpose of the VA CSTE Brain Bank is to collect and study post-mortem human brain and spinal cord tissue to better understand the effects of trauma on the human nervous system. The VA CSTE Brain Bank will initially:

    Acquire tissue samples and clinical information from deceased athletes to better understand the pathology, etiology, and epidemiology of trauma related neurodegenerative disorders.
    Help establish:
    A diagnostic test for CTE in living persons
    Genetic risk factors
    Environmental risk factors
    Treatment for CTE
    Report findings to caregivers in a timely fashion
    Share data and findings with other researchers
    Store tissues for future studies conducted at CSTE as well as other laboratories around the world
    All publication of findings are de-identified (without name and identifiable details) unless CSTE has received permission from the family to publicize the subject’s participation.

    Family members of deceased athletes may donate their loved one’s brain and spinal cord after their death to the VA CSTE Brain Bank to be examined neuropathologically for evidence of CTE or other disorders of the central nervous system. The family member(s) will be interviewed for a history of their loved one, including their loved one’s athletic and concussion history, educational and occupational history, medical history and history of cognitive, behavioral, and mood symptoms.

    VA CSTE Brain Bank Contact Information:
    Christine Baugh
    Research Coordinator

    For urgent brain donation matters, page CSTE staff at:
    Primary: (617) 638-5795 pager ID# 6144
    Secondary: (508) 322-0875