Human tissue donation is a very precious gift. The decision, though, may raise both personal and practical questions. In deciding, the following points are helpful to know: The procedure to recover tissue at time of death will not interfere with open casket viewing. Therefore, traditional funeral services may be planned. Tissue and organ donation is accepted by most major religious organizations. The Brain and Tissue Bank covers extra expenses related to the recovery of tissue. No financial burden is placed on one's family as a result of this decision to donate tissues.
Anyone, regardless of age, is invited to apply for registration to donate. All donor information remains anonymous, and anyone who registers holds the right to withdraw at any time.