Brain Donation - A Gift of Hope
The Kathleen Price Bryan Brain Bank is a research repository of nearly 1200 human brains. Human subjects with neurological disorders and also normal controls have been recruited through the Autopsy and Brain Donation Program coordinator. The Autopsy and Brain Donation procedures have been approved by the Duke University Institutional Review Board (IRB). After death, consent for autopsy is obtained from the next of kin. The autopsy is performed in accordance with Centers for Disease Control Universal Precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease. The brain tissue is retrieved, subjected to a detailed neuropathological evaluation and then banked. After receipt of an IRB approved request, tissue is supplied to investigators at Duke University, major medical centers and pharmaceutical companies across the United States and worldwide.
A Guided Question & Answer Session about the Bryan ADRC Autopsy and Brain Donation Program
Bryan ADRC Autopsy and Brain Donation Program - Contact Information