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
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.