Michigan Brain Bank Information Packet and Results
The Brain Autopsy and Donation Program in the Michigan Brain Bank (MBB) provides individuals and families an opportunity to contribute to research. Participants are eligible if they are enrolled in an affiliated study or were seen by a neurologist at the University of Michigan. Information packets consist of a brochure, a booklet explaining the brain autopsy program, a wallet-sized information card, and refrigerator magnet.
When the participant dies, the next-of-kin is sent a pathology report, free of charge, for their family member’s gift to the advancement of research. Findings are summarized in a cover letter, along with an invitation to contact the brain bank director with any questions.