Brain Tissue Donation

Service members with or without a traumatic brain injury can sign up to donate their brain upon death to the Brain Tissue Repository. The next of kin, upon the death of the service member, can also gift their loved one’s brain to the Brain Tissue Repository. The process is simple, compassionate, and caring.

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Service members

The Brain Donation Awareness Program is a voluntarily registry for service members interested in brain donation while they are still living.

It is open to anyone 18 and older, who has served in the military (Reserves, Active, Veteran), with or without traumatic brain injury, PTS, or any other co-existing disorders.

Please call us if you are interested in the program or submit the donation form below.

Providing Answers to Family Members

Brain tissue donation after the loss of a loved one can help provide important closure for grieving families. Your loved one can continue to serve their country by helping to provide important answers about traumatic brain injury and how to prevent, diagnose, and treat this invisible wound.

Please contact us to learn more about donation. Call 855-366-8824 or email Stacey at

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the gift of brain tissue donation.

An incision is made in the back of the head. After the brain tissue has been removed, the incision is closed. There is no damage to the face and the family can plan an open casket if desired.

Further questions?

Please call 855-366-8824. Our telephone line is monitored daily, and a team member will get back to you as soon as possible to help you make an informed decision.

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