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Ask a Doctor
Our next Voices chat will feature Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna of Weill Cornell. Dr. Ramakrishna is an award-winning neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of brain tumors and other central nervous system tumors. Please send us questions in advance. And note (temporary) day change to Wednesday, May 27.  Write us for a calendar invite, visit "events" on Facebook, or join our Facebook group
OurBrainBank Founder, Jessica Morris, reminds us to Go Grey in May! Post a photo or video of your roots and hashtag #GoGreyInMay and #OurBrainBank. Then donate what you would have spent at the salon. And if you're bald, or are already rocking the grey, we want to see you too.
The Brain Donor Project 
This is a difficult, but vital topic. Our Voices chat yesterday featured the founder of Brain Donor Project who explained how to support the NeuroBioBank of the NIH by donating brain tissue for research. Any US citizen can sign up — not just people with GBM — and it's free. 
StacheStrong is featuring daily GBM stories this month. One of them is from Ed Pilkington, the husband of OurBrainBank founder Jessica Morris.

We’re in the fifth fight against GBM, or TEF as my wife calls her tumor. The Evil F… I’ll leave you to finish the word... As it is, she’s walking around with the herpes virus rampaging around her brain, firing up her immune system to attack the tumor. Take that TEF!
Read the full post.

Our featured patient: Deb Dutilh learned about her GBM in a dream. Her amazing story is featured  in "Chicken Soup For The Soul — Dreams and Premonitions." Deb is a 6-year GBM survivor and a volunteer Mentor in our Facebook group.

It's a terribly scary diagnosis, but not a death sentence. We are all unique and just a statistic of ONE.

Read Deb's incredible story
Today is Clinical Trials Day
May 20th is Clinical Trials Day where we recognize, thank, and applaud the many people involved in clinical trials. Many GBM patients who are long-term survivors have benefited from being on a trial. We need more and better treatments — clinical trials are the path. 
Please consider a recurring gift via PayPal, donate on JustGiving, GoFundMe, or mail a gift to the address below
Get the Free OurBrainBank App
GBM patients and carers in the UK or US (patient must be 18+)
Registration code:
OBB100 (US)
Please spread the word. More than 600 people have downloaded the app. The more people we have, the more progress we'll make. 


Comments from app users:
"Awesome news! I am recording my symptoms with the app, easy to use and I’m excited about this app!"
"I just passed Day 50 and responded to the midpoint questionnaire. It’s so simple... everyone should do it!"

Join our Facebook group for GBM patients and caregivers. Email us for invites to free video support chats. Visit our YouTube channel for longterm survivors' stories and "how to" videos for our app. Instagram too.

Want to help? Donate, set up a crowdsourcing page, give on JustGiving or mail a check to OurBrainBank P.O.Box 835 Telluride, CO 81435-0835 or a cheque to OurBrainBank UK 41 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BA

Help OurBrainBank by shopping on Amazon. Start on (US) or (UK) and select OurBrainBank as your designated charity.
Please email us questions or comments, we would love to hear from YOU!  

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The OBB study is approved by the IRB in the US and is UK University Ethics approved. OBB launched in the US in 2018 and is a 501(c)3. UK Registered Charity #1184699.
Founder and Chair, Jessica Morris, living with glioblastoma

Photo by Maria Spann

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