Frequently Asked Questions
What is brain donation?
Who may donate?
Who grants permission for the donation of my or my family member's brain for research?
Should I inform my next-of-kin of my decision to become a donor?
What happens in the donation process?
What happens to the brain once it has been donated?
Is there any cost associated with donation?
Is brain donation compatible with my religion?
Does registering as a donor alter my medical treatment?
Will the family receive a report about the findings?
What happens if death occurs at night or on the weekend?
For more information, please contact:
Assistant Brain Bank Coordinator
Center for Healthy Aging
For after-hours or weekend donation, please contact Brain Bank Answering Service at 817-294-6208.
To read more on brain donation, please visit: The NIH NeuroBioBank