Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Military Veterans and TBI Research


Veterans interested in traumatic brain injury (TBI) research

Research hotline: 206-277-5566 or toll free at 800-329-8387 x65566

Brain donation is the most precious and valuable gift that a patient and family can give, with unique benefits. A brain autopsy provides a family with a definitive neuropathological diagnosis of a loved one and an explanation of the symptoms. Importantly, the samples allow researchers to study the link between brain aging and neurodegeneration, and to perform analyses that will identify molecular targets for early detection, treatments, and cures. Please see the below options for brain donation and autopsy services.


The Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network 

The UW ADRC Neuropathology Core runs a brain bank with the goal of helping researchers to understand the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on active-duty military members and veterans. Veterans can begin helping now by enrolling today, even though the tissue donation may occur many years from now.

Families and military veterans interested in the Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network, please contact our staff at

If you would like to make a financial gift to help the ADRC sustain this unique brain donor network, please visit our donations page and include a note about your specific interest in the ADRC Neuropathology Core.