Who Can Donate?

Anyone with a diagnosis of a neurologic or neurodegenerative disease;

  • Anyone with a family history of a neurologic or neurodegenerative disease;
  • Individuals without brain disease are also needed (normal controls).

The Cost

The Brown Brain Tissue Resource Center is a not-for-profit facility under the auspices of the Alpert Medical School and partially funded from government research grants. Expenses include: transportation to the hospital, the brain autopsy and pathologist’s report. The family is not formally charged for the brain autopsy or pathologist's report, however, donations are very much appreciated.

Please contact the Brown BTRC for more information.