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Brain Donation Offers Hope & Life to Future Generations


Our Goal

Our goal is to find the answers to the questions:

"Why does my child have autism or another developmental brain disorder?"


"Is there anything I can do to help researchers find answers and the cures?"

Yes, you can help find the causes and cures. Consider registering now to one day make tissue and brain donation.


Here's what some of our donors say:


Jeffrey sm
"Our decision to register Jeffrey and
other members of the immediate
family as brain donors is...a decision about life."  
 -Jeffrey's mom

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Ivy sm
"I discovered a way that Ivy could
help research and perhaps one day
help save another child's life..."

 -Ivy's mom

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Eileen sm
"The thought that there is a little bit
of Eileen out in the world, ready to
help people, is very comforting."

 -Eileen's mom

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Meaningful Research

Every year infants, children, and adults are diagnosed with one of the hundreds of devastating and little understood development disorders. These perplexing mysteries can only be solved with research requiring study of the brain at a molecular level. To do this, researchers need to examine the tissue of individuals with the sophisticated tools of modern science.  


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Some Essential Ways You Can Help

Introduction to the UMB Brain & Tissue Bank
See which disorders are a focus of current research. 

Become a registered donor.
Request a registration packet. 

Find out about tissue recovery.
Get more information. 

If you want to speak to someone directly just call:
Phone: 1-800-847-1539 or 410-706-1755
Fax: 410-706-2128

Or email us at:


The UMB Brain and Tissue Bank has been supported since 1991 by a contract from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Contract #HHSN275200900011C, Ref. No. NO1-HD-9-0011).

The Bank gratefully acknowledges funding from the following: