National Brain Donation Awareness Day: 5/7

On April 28, 2022, Congressman Blumenauer and Rep. Fitzpatrick introduced a joint resolution to designate May 7th as Brain Donation Awareness Day. This is a major milestone for us – one that we hope will have a great impact on science.

Science Can’t Thank You Enough…

When we get a chance to talk with these future donors, the sentiment is nearly universal – if it saves one family from suffering with the terrible disease that’s impacting their own family, people are happy to do it.

Lessons From a Boy and his Monkey

A year ago at this time a yellow magazine cover bearing the photo of a little boy with a monkey on his head suddenly appeared and made one heck of a mark on The Brain Donor Project.

A Salute To Those Whose Brains Are Going Places

Neon Sign that says Use Your Brain

Three years ago, in October of 2016, The Brain Donor Project began operating to make sure people know about the critical need for people to donate their brains to neuroscience when they die.

An Unexpected Positive

Kathy McKenzie said a final goodbye to her husband Michael on December 5, 2017. She had taken care of him as he suffered through Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia for more than ten years.

Scientists Identify Urgent Need For PD Brain Donation

It’s no secret that scientists these days are coming at Parkinson’s Disease with everything they have—including enhanced brain imaging technologies, advancements in the search for biomarkers and a better understanding of the role played by alpha-synuclein.

Thank you, Solomon Wilcots

You may have come to know and admire him during his six seasons as an NFL defensive back – four with the Cincinnati Bengals.

When Show and Tell Gets Real

I owe a lot to someone I’ve never met. He’s gone now…but he lived to be 101 years old and was said to be very astute up until the time he died. His brain turned out to be slightly larger and showing fewer signs of deterioration than a typical person his age, and there’s probably […]