Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (cont.)

How Can I Help Research for ALS?

The NINDS contributes to the support of the Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center in Los Angeles. This bank supplies investigators around the world with tissue from patients with neurological and other disorders. Tissue from individuals with ALS is needed to enable scientists to study this disorder more intensely. Prospective donors may contact:

Human Brain and Spinal Fluid Resource Center
Neurology Research (127A)
W. Los Angeles Healthcare Center
11301 Wilshire Blvd. Bldg. 212
Los Angeles, CA 90073
310-268-3536
24-hour pager: 310-636-5199
Email: RMNbbank@ucla.edu
http://www.loni.ucla.edu/~nnrsb/NNRSB

Where can I get more information about ALS?

For more information on neurological disorders or research programs funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, contact the Institute's Brain Resources and Information Network (BRAIN) at:

BRAIN
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
(800) 352-9424
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

Information also is available from the following organizations:

ALS Association
1275 K Street, N.W.
Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005
advocacy@alsa-national.org
http://www.alsa.org
Tel: 202-407-8580
Fax: 202-289-6801

Les Turner ALS Foundation
5550 W. Touhy Avenue
Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077-3254
info@lesturnerals.org
http://www.lesturnerals.org
Tel: 888-ALS-1107 847-679-3311
Fax: 847-679-9109

Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718-3208
mda@mdausa.org
http://www.mda.org
Tel: 520-529-2000 800-572-1717
Fax: 520-529-5300

Project ALS
3960 Broadway
Suite 420
New York, NY 10032
info@projectals.org
http://www.projectals.org
Tel: 212-420-7382 800-603-0270
Fax: 212-420-7387

ALS Therapy Development Institute
300 Technology Square
Suite 400
Cambridge, MA 02139
info@als.net
http://www.als.net
Tel: 617-441-7200
Fax: 617-441-7299

SOURCE:

"Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Fact Sheet." NINDS. 2 Nov. 2012.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/2/2012

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