The Australian Motor Neuron Disease DNA Bank

Can we find the cause of Motor Neurone Disease?
You can bank on it!
You can help MND Research by attending a donor drive for DNA samples

  • You are invited to contribute a small blood sample to the Bank.
  • We ask that you also complete a questionnaire (which we can send you beforehand) to assess your possible exposure to environmental agents that could play a part in MND.
  • Some people who do not have MND – relatives and friends - are also needed for our research (you must be over 18 years old).
  • There will be a talk about the latest research on MND

Ballina, NSW

March 25th
Friday from 9.30am

Ballina RSL Club
Spinnaker Room
240 River St

Brisbane, Qld

March 30th
Wednesday 10am – 12md

Alzheimers Australia (Qld)
Dementia & Memory Community Centre
825 Stanley St

Melbourne, Vic

May 5thth

MND Victoria
265 Canterbury Rd

Mildura, Vic

May 6th



For more information and to arrange a time for your blood to be taken please call Lorel Adams on 02 9036 5456 or mail your details to Australian MND DNA Bank, Dept of Pathology D06, University of Sydney, 2006 or email
If you are unable to attend and would like us to arrange a blood sample to be taken in your home, please contact Lorel Adams, Manager, MND  DNA Bank (as above).

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The Australian Motor Neuron Disease DNA Bank has been set up to look for genetic susceptibility to all forms of Motor Neuron Disease. The aim of the Bank is to provide a resource for researchers undertaking studies into the causes of MND. The Bank is managed by A/Prof Roger Pamphlett in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Sydney.