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WHY IS THE BIOBANK NEEDED?
We thank the Hon. John Howard OM AC, Peter FitzSimons AM,
Alan Jones AO, Nick Farr-Jones AM, Minister Victor Dominello MP, James and Eshia McManus,
Michael Lipman, Professor Mike Jones for their contribution
Falls lead to nearly half of TBI hospitalisation. People over 75 are at highest risk of hospitalisation and death from TBI.
Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI may be called mild, moderate or severe by health professionals, but even mild TBI can lead to long-lasting or devastating effects for an individual.
Children are at risk of more prolonged and disruptive symptoms after mild TBI. It can affect development and limit their participation in sport and school.
Resource - CDC
Hear the stories of others experiencing concussion and CTE. Find out about the range of symptoms that may occur and ways to reach help.
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There is no doubt in my mind that research is paramount in addressing the consequences of human behaviours in sports. I fully support the 4 weeks off preventative protocol.
The ‘human performing assets’ must be protected on and off the field. Health and well-being during and after a sporting career are a duty of care that starts from the first day of practice.
However, If we continue doing things the same way, more than likely we’ll obtain the same results.
“In my modest opinion, prevention is the best and smartest form of protection. Thus, while the scientists are investigating to provide an evidence-based approach, preventative practices must take place today, not tomorrow”.
The Laws can and should be changed or altered without affecting the fabric and complexion of the sports. The attitude throughout must be ‘positive’ from the very top to the bottom of the administration pyramid.
“The solidarity after an accident never compensates for the apathy of prevention before it”.
Sports and Physical activities are health and well-being promoters that we want to preserve. To me, Rugby is a great university for life, yet as a grandfather of three boys, I am already worrying about their participation in any collision sports”
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