The Brain Bank was developed with two service-minded objectives:
- Provide a free brain autopsy to confirm clinical diagnosis.
- Collect, bank and provide brain tissue to qualified scientific researchers studying diseases related to dementia.
Steps to Brain Bank donation
Ideally, arrangements will be made in advance to minimize brain cell breakdown between time of death and the completion of an autopsy.
The GIA has prepared "documentation of intent for autopsy" packets. We will help you complete this packet and distribute the form to the pathologist, physician or appropriate party.
We're here to help. Contact us if you have questions.