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Cognitive Neurology Research Brain Donation Program

Brain Donation Program

Brain donation at the time of death is the most important and generous gift that a patient with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder can give. Examining brain tissue is the only method by which a definitive diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be made. The results offer family members information they may 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 to ultimately find a cure.

Making a brain donation is a selfless act of caring, compassion, and hope. Your gift is one that researchers value deeply. Please consider becoming a brain tissue donor and discuss this possibility with your family.

Please be advised that your donor information will be kept confidential. If you would like more information or have any questions about NYU Langone’s Brain Donation Program, please call us at 212-263-6262.