Brain Donation Program

Brain donation at the time of death is the most important and generous gift that a patient with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia disorder can give. Examining brain tissue is the only method by which a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia can be made. The results provide family members with precious information they can use when planning their own futures. Studying brain tissue also provides scientists with valuable information in their quest to unravel the mysteries of these disorders, giving them the opportunity to improve treatment and ultimately to find a much sought-after cure.

Your gift is one that researchers value deeply and is a selfless act of caring, compassion and hope.

Please consider becoming a brain tissue donor and discuss this possibility with your family.

Lynne Leung is our Brain Donation Coordinator and is available to provide you with additional information as well as answer any questions you may have. You may also obtain an enrollment form if you so wish. Please be advised that your donor information will be kept confidential.

Please contact Lynne at: (212) 263-5108 or lynne.leung@nyumc.org