A leading charity in the UK has revealed that more brain donations are needed to conduct research into Parkinson's disease. The Parkinson's Disease Society had revealed last week that a celebrity campaign had doubled brain donations, but admitted that more were still needed.
"Our appeal for more brain donors this year has been hugely successful, but we still need more help," said Jane Asher, the President of the UK's Parkinson's Disease Society. "This distressing condition doesn't only affect older people -- sadly, young people can also be diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's."
It is not that well-known that 1 in 20 people with the disease will be diagnosed before they are 40.
Dr Kieran Breen, Director of Research and Development at the Parkinson's Disease Society said, "We are delighted with the response to our appeal so far. Scientific research on brains from people both with and without Parkinson's is essential to help us move closer to our goal."