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End-of-life Brain Donation Can Support Medical Breakthroughs

LifeNet Health is offering patients in Northern Florida and Virginia the opportunity to make a difference at the end of life by donating brain tissue. This generous act will help support researchers who are working to develop much-needed treatment options for neurodegenerative disorders that affect millions of Americans. This is a wonderful way to help others and ensure a legacy of hope. 

Patients may be eligible to donate brain tissue following a diagnosis with one of these neurological conditions: 

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Parkinson’s
  • Dementia

Every donation counts as researchers work toward more effective therapies — and possibly a cure. Today Alzheimer’s affects 6 million Americans, and Parkinson’s affects 1 million. There is no cure for either disease, and treatment options for these leading neurogenerative disorders are limited.

There is no cost to a donor or their family to participate in this program. LifeNet Health is a nonprofit organization, driven by a mission to save lives, restore health, and give hope.


You can also learn more by calling 1-866-240-0311

LifeNet Health works with organizations throughout the United States to safeguard research gifts. Donation services are coordinated in partnership with hospitals, hospices, medical examiners, and funeral homes throughout Northern Florida and Virginia. 

Donation Provides Hope

Donation at the end of life gives others a second chance. LifeNet Health is proud to share the stories of our donors and their families — along with the many recipients whose lives have been transformed by organ and tissue transplants — in our Stories of Hope.

Signing Up as an Organ and Tissue Donor

Whether or not brain donation is an option for you, signing up as an organ and tissue donor is a great way to help others. Learn more and register.

About LifeNet Health

LifeNet Health is a nonprofit, full-service, federally regulated tissue bank committed to facilitating the gift of donation and honoring end-of-life decisions. Our expanded options for research donation provide patients and families with the opportunity to make a difference in advancing better patient outcomes.

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