SCoBIRC GIFTS AND DONATIONS
Each day, there are about 30 new cases of spinal cord injury in the United States. Today, approximately 200,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injury. The estimated individual lifetime cost for health care and living expenses that are directly attributable to the spinal cord injury varies with the location and severity of injury, but can reach into the millions.
Every 15 seconds, someone receives a head injury in the United States, and every five minutes, one of those people will die and another will become permanently disabled. A survivor of a severe brain injury typically faces five to 10 years of intensive services and the cumulative, mean cost of this care is currently $4 million per patient.
The major cause of both spinal cord and head injury is motor vehicle accidents, followed by acts of violence, falls, and sports. Most persons are between 16 and 30 years of age at the time of injury, and males are much more likely than females to be injured.
The goal of the SCoBIRC is to build upon recent advances in research, to find treatments that are more effective, and ultimately to achieve functional repair of the injured spinal cord and brain. Gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations are vital to this mission. If you would like further information, please contact us.
Donations are arranged through the University of Kentucky Department of Philanthropy. Donors will be recognized appropriately for their gifts and are encouraged to discuss naming and other recognition opportunities.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Associations, Foundations, and Societies
- American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers (AASCIPSW)
- American Paraplegia Society (APS)
- American Spinal Injury Association
- Brain Injury Association of Kentucky (BIAK):
Our sole mission is to serve Kentucky citizens whose lives have been affected by brain injury. We do this through advocacy, education, prevention, research, service and support.
- The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC)
- Determined2heal Foundation:
A 501(c)3 nonprofit formed by Josh Basile after suffering a C4-C5 spinal cord injury. Determined2heal's website provides strategic information to help simplify the difficult transition families of newly injured patients face when dealing with paralysis.
- Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC):
The mission of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) is to serve active duty military, their dependents and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs.
- Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association
- Friends for Michael, Inc.:
Friends For Michael, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) volunteer based organization, located in Henry County, KY. We raise funds for spinal cord injury research, grants for SCI survivors, educational awareness & prevention, and college scholarships for local high school students.
- Paralyzed Veterans Association (National)
- Paralyzed Veterans Association - Kentucky-Indiana Chapter
- Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky (SCIAK):
The Spinal Cord Injury Association of Kentucky will network with state, federal, public and private agencies to raise awareness of people with spinal cord injuries and advocate for their needs.
- Georgetown University Center for Neural Injury and Recovery
- Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
- Mission Connect: a project of the TIRR Foundation
- National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center
- Ohio State Center for Brain and Spinal Cord Repair
- Reeve-Irvine Spinal Cord Injury Research Center
- UCSF Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC)
- UCLA Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC)
- University of Louisville Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC)
- University of Pennsylvania Center for Brain Injury and Repair
- University of Pittsburgh Brain Trauma Research Center
- Accessible Traveler's Database
- American Association of People with Disabilities
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- ClinicalTrials.gov: A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
- National Spinal Cord Injury Association Resource Center
- Model Spinal Cord Injury Systems
- Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, and Paralysis Resources Guide