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Brain and Tissue Bank

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The University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank (UMBTB) is a centralized repository for the collection and distribution of brain tissue for medical research. We work to arrange for the retrieval of tissue upon the death of individuals while at home, in hospitals, or hospice care across the US. Additionally, we can assist physicians and researchers who are working with patients who intend to donate tissues at the time of their death. Brain tissue donation for medical research allows for advancements in the understanding of disorders targeting the nervous system, such as developmental, neurological, and movement disorders. Visit our About Us page to learn more.

Brain Donation

For Donors and Their Families

Register to donate and learn about tissue donation.


For Researchers

Learn about our inventory and how to request tissue from the NeuroBioBank.