From: Alena Neumann [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:02 AM
To: 'NIHinfo@od.nih.gov'; 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; 'email@example.com'
Subject: Brain Banking
I'm really tired of clinicians and physicians telling me they don't consider Gender Identity Disorder a mental illness, but won't take in off of the DSM until it's recognized as a medical condition so people are still able to get treatment. The Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center says they cannot accept a tissue donation from me for transsexual research due to NIH. Why not, and is there any U.S. brain banks that I can designate the tissue be used for that purpose primarily or exclusively? I have contacted the Netherlands Brain Bank, who is leading in this research, but they say they cannot accept my brain due to lack of lack of agreements with pathologists in the U.S. If there are not any U.S. brain banks perhaps facilitating such agreements would be more practical. It seems to me this would be an obvious priority in health disparities for HHS and the current administration.
Alena E Neumann
1780 130th Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449
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Continued at: RE: Brain Banking