Tissue Bank

 People living with MS may hold the key to curing this disease. One way they can make a difference is to arrange to donate their brain and spinal cord tissues when they die. MS tissue banks are storage facilities that provide brain and spinal cord tissues to researchers studying multiple sclerosis. These studies generally focus on the pathology of MS — its nature, cause, and effects on the brain — and they are extremely important.

For general questions, please call the Rocky Mountain MS Center during normal business hours at 303-788-4030 ext. 120.

Contact The Tissue Bank
If you are a family member or caregiver of a tissue donor looking to make arrangements for a donation, please page the tissue bank coordinator on call at 720-626-6060.
 

For Researchers

Scientists throughout the world depend on the Rocky Mountain MS Center Tissue Bank to supply brain and spinal cord samples to support their research. 
More Information
 The Rocky Mountain MS Center (RMMSC) is enrolling new Tissue Bank donors (people who have MS who are age 65 or under) at this time. You can download the three consent forms here. The RMMSC Tissue Bank is currently housed at the RMMSC at University of Colorado. However, in the future, the tissue bank may be moved to another trusted entity. If this occurs, we will contact all enrolled donors prior to the change to notify them of the option to transfer their consent to the new location. No consent will be transferred without the express permission of the donor. Please note, potential donors do not need to live in the immediate vicinity of our tissue bank in order to participate. 

If you have questions about enrolling as a potential donor, please call the RMMSC Education Manager, Kelsey Lantz at 303-788-4030 x120.

If you are currently registered as a tissue bank donor, nothing has changed. 

If you are a family member or caregiver of a tissue donor looking to make arrangements for a donation due to the death or imminent death of a donor, please call the tissue bank coordinator on-call at 720-626-6060 and leave a message, they will call you back.

If you need to update your contact information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail your new contact information to us at MS CENTER TISSUE BANK, 8845 Wagner Street, Westminster, CO 80031.

Location of the Tissue Bank
Rocky Mountain MS Center at University of Colorado
University of Colorado Denver, Department of Neurology
12700 E 19th Ave, Mail Stop B182
Aurora, CO 80045

Contact Information

Kelsey Lantz
Education Coordinator
Rocky Mountain MS Center
8845 Wagner Street
Westminster, CO 80031
303-788-4030 ex 120
720-262-8420 FAX
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Tissue Bank Coordinator
12700 E 19th ave, Rm 5420D
Aurora, CO 80045
720-626-6060 CELL
303-724-6012 FAX
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