British Celebs to Donate Brains for Parkinson's Research

Most people in the U.K. -- 63 percent -- don't have a problem with heart donation, according to new research commissioned by the society. But only 7 percent of adults are comfortable with the idea of brain donation, with almost a quarter worried about causing distress to their families, even though the survey showed that one in three Brits know someone affected by Parkinson's.

Still, as more high-profile personalities agree to donate their brains for research, some hold out hope that the tide will turn. In the United States last year, for instance, former NFL linebacker Isaiah Kacyvenski and 15 other professional athletes volunteered to donate their brains for research into concussions.

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