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Posted on September 28, 2020 at 4:00 AM

Brain donation helps researchers study brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, that affect millions of people. The National Institute of Aging explains why people donate their brains, the process of brain donation, and how you can enroll to make this generous gift.

One donated brain can make a huge impact, potentially providing information for hundreds of studies. But many brains are needed from diverse populations and ages to help researchers investigate the causes of disease and to develop more effective therapies that can then be applied broadly.

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