Collaboration Netherlands Brain Bank
For brain researchers, it is also important to do research with brain tissue. The Netherlands Brain Bank collects brain tissue and investigates causes and treatments for neurological and psychiatric brain diseases. This also requires brain tissue from donors who do not have a brain disease so that this can be compared with brain tissue from donors with a brain disease.
A donor can register with both the Heart Tissue Bank and the Brain Bank. The obduction for the heart as well as the brain donation will then take place simultaneously at the same location. After this, the body will be returned to the relatives for the funeral or cremation.
See the website of the Netherlands Brain Bank for more information about brain donation for scientific research.