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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

U.S Congressman Pledges To Donate His Brain For Research

A Rhode Island congressman is pledging to donate his brain to research into a degenerative brain disease detected in former football players.

Democratic Rep. David Cicilline played Pop Warner football in his youth.

 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has been detected after death in more than 200 men and boys who played football at the youth, collegiate and professional level.

The Providence Journal reports Cicilline made the pledge on Friday at a forum in Washington on the impact of concussions. The panel included researchers from Boston University who found that of 111 NFL players whose families donated their brains to research, 110 showed CTE signs.

During the forum, Cicilline asked what Congress could do to help and one researcher suggested he donate his brain. Cicilline said he'd be happy to, after he's dead.

From abcnews


Blackberry said...

Mine would be my heart, if I'm not too old,i don't need it 6ft.

Kamikaze said...

That sure didn't sound like a pledge to me.

Must have felt like eating sand to NFL when they finally admitted Dr Omalu was right after all the ridicule and criticisms. His interview with CNN back in 2015 is still one of my best.
Who's seen Concussion?

Greenlander said...

I think there is a movie about this research where Will Smith was Bennett Omalu. The criticism was something else but the guy didn't mind until they finally agreed with him.

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