May 7th is National Brain Awareness Day

May 03, 2022

Science Updates, News

National Brain Awareness Day is coming up! Let's heighten awareness of the critical need for people to become brain donors to advance scientific understanding of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.  Breakthroughs in brain disease depend on studies using donated post-mortem human brain tissue. One brain can provide tissue for dozens – sometimes hundreds – of studies. In honor of the first annual National Brain Donation Awareness Day, consider this simple gift. Learn more about the myths of brain donation - and how to become a registered brain donor yourself.

This podcast episode by the Brain Donor Project explains brain donation and how to sign up:

Read this recent article  featuring UW ADRC's Dr. C. Dirk Keene for more background: Inside the brain: The role of neuropathology in Alzheimer’s disease research