Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium


Brain Donation

Brain donation is an opportunity for service members and their loved ones to help further research and protect future generations of military personnel.

If you would like to register for brain donation, or have any questions about the process, please contact the CENC Brain Donation Center:

Telephone: (857) 364-5694
Email: cencboston@va.gov


Any service member, either active duty or retired, who has experienced a traumatic brain injury may register for brain donation. Tours of duty in any theater are welcome to participate.


Prior to death, a signed consent form is all that is required to participate in the program.

After death, the donation is a simple and comfortable process. The legally authorized representative (usually, the next-of-kin) will again give consent to donate.


The CENC-VA TBI Brain Tissue Repository team will cover all expenses involved in brain donation. Funeral expenses remain the responsibility of the loved ones.

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 839 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick MD 21702-5014 is the awarding and administering acquisition office. This work was supported by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs endorsed by the Department of Defense, through the Psychological Health/Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award/W81XWH-18-PH/TBIRP-LIMBIC under Award No. W81XWH1920067 and by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards No. I01 CX002097, I01 CX002096, I01 HX003155, I01 RX003444, I01 RX003443, and I01 RX003442. Opinions, interpretations, conclusions and recommendations are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Defense. / Created by VCU University Relations