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The Butterfly

The butterfly is used on many of the UMBTB’s printed material as it is symbolic of life’s changes as well as representative of the life-giving discoveries of scientists and researchers that are made possible by tissue donations.

Richard Bach once wrote, “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” UMBTB recognizes that the end of a life is a challenging time, yet it also allows for change and growth. The gift of tissue donation allows for new discovery and a better life for those that come after us.

The butterfly represents this gift and the new world that can come from the medical research supported by brain and tissue donation.