UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Queen Square Brain Bank Donor Scheme

If you wish to register on the Tissue Donor Scheme, please contact Lynn Haddon, Administrator, on 020 7837 8370 or l.haddon@ucl.ac.uk

                                                                                                      Mrs Lynn Haddon

Information on Tissue Donation

Lynn and QSBB Nurse Specialist, Karen Shaw are often the first point of contact for potential donors. Karen offers information and advice on tissue donation, and support to patients, relatives and healthcare professionals. Lynn coordinates the brain donor scheme and along with Robert Courtney, Senior Technician, organises the safe receipt of donated tissue.

The team provide an on-call service during evenings and weekends, and liaise with relatives, hospital staff, funeral directors and couriers, to ensure the careful donation of the brain with the minimum of distress to families.

Rob 2019
                                                Mr Rob Courtney


Karen 2019
                                             Ms Karen Shaw


We encourage people without a neurological condition, 'controls' to register with our donor scheme. Control tissue is vital for comparison with disease and provides researchers with and understanding of the normal appearance and function of the brain.

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