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Brain Endowment Bank
  • Who can donate?

  • Are there any restrictions?

  • How do I become a brain donor?

  • Is pre-registration/registration required for brain donation?

  • “I’m an organ donor on my driver’s license. Does that mean I’m a brain donor?”

  • Can I donate my brain if I have already signed up as a whole body donor, tissue donor, or organ donor?

  • Is there a fee to participate in the program?

  • Will the brain donation interfere with my family’s plan for burial, funeral, or cremation?

  • What special procedures must be followed at time of death?

  • What happens when a donor passes?

  • Who performs the procedure?

  • Will my next-of-kin receive a report on the findings?

  • Why is the neuropathology report important?