Thank you for your interest in registering to become a brain donor. At this time, the brain banks of the National Institutes of Health are not able to accept brains from outside of the U.S. This is mainly because it is not possible to transport the tissue quickly enough to make sure it’s stored properly at a brain bank within 24 hours. We are very pleased, however, to report that the NeuroBioBank sends a significant amount of tissue samples to researchers who need them around the world.
You may want to consider conducting an online search for brain donation programs in your home country or region.
We appreciate your interest in contributing to science and helping cure brain disease for future generations.
Thank you for your interest in registering to become a brain donor. We are unable to proceed for those under 18 years old. Unless your parent/guardian is able to complete the form on your behalf, best wait until you reach that age. It’s never too soon, however, to talk with your family about this way to contribute to science in the future.
We're sorry for your loss. Be aware that a donated brain must be stored properly at the brain bank well within 24 hours. If that much time has already passed, unfortunately it's too late for donation. Please do not complete this form. If that much time has not yet passed, we'll try to help, but there are still many variables and it may not be possible to meet that deadline. If you're still interested, please fill out the remainder of the form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
We're very sorry, but due to the amount of time that has elapsed since death, we will be unable to accept the donation. Again, we are very sorry for your loss and thank you for your interest in advancing neuroscience.