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Brain Donation


The University of Maryland Brain and Tissue Bank gratefully accepts brain and other tissue donations from individuals with neurologic, development, movement and psychiatric disorders as well as from individuals with none of these underlying diseases to serve as unaffected controls.

Preregistration is not required but simplifies and speeds the process of tissue recovery when death occurs.

Request a registration packet to become a donor by emailing

Or by calling 1-800-847-1539

**If death is imminent or has just occurred, please call 1-800-847-1539 or (410) 706-1755, even if not registered. A staff member can be reached 24 hours a day in cases of emergencies.