Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank

A Message from Dr. John W. Day

I would like to thank you for considering donation to the Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank.  The decision to enroll in this Biobank for future donation is a very personal decision that I encourage you to consider thoroughly.  I also encourage you to discuss your decision with family, friends and your healthcare provider, as they may have helpful insights into this decision. 

The Stanford Neuromuscular Program provides quality care and drives research to improve the lives of those affected by neuromuscular disorders.  This program relies on our having a detailed understanding of the causes and associated symptoms of neuromuscular disorders, a difficult task being undertaken by collaborating with researchers around the world.  Given that many neuromuscular disorders are relatively rare, it is often difficult for researchers to obtain samples from those affected by these conditions.  For this reason, we have established the Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank that will coordinate collection, preservation, and sharing of samples.  The Biobank aims to facilitate research toward effective treatments by sharing precious biological samples from people affected by neuromuscular disorders with the international research community.

How to join the Biobank

Donor Information Sheet

Consent Form

If you would like us to mail you our Information and Enrollment Package, please contact:
Phone: (650) 497-9807

Otherwise, please fill out the two forms above and mail them to:
Stanford Biobank - Dr. John Day
1201 Welch Road, MSLS Building
Room P254
Stanford, CA 94305

Thank you again for considering enrolling in the Stanford Neuromuscular Biobank.  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss the Biobank.  We look forward to hearing from you in the future.


John W. Day, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Pathology