The Registration for Brain Donation
About the Registration for Brain Donation

People without degenerative brain diseases can also donate brains.
We can clarify the differences between changes in brain due to the normal aging process and due to the degenerative brain diseases only by comparing brain tissues of patients with degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and those of people without such diseases. Also, by comparing them, we can conduct other relevant researches as well.


People with or without dementia, who are willing to participate in brain donation, shall please refer to the contents stated below.

1. For People with Dementia, Who Are Willing to Donate Your Brain

For dementia patients who are willing to donate brains to PNUH Brain Bank, clinical examinations, related to dementia(including a clinical assessment, blood test, neuropsychological test, MRI of the brain, PET scans of the brain, etc.) and stated below, will be provided with the financial support of the government.


Specifically, for dementia patients who are willing to donate brains to PNUH Brain Bank, not only basic examinations related to dementia, but also yearly clinical assessments and neuropsychological tests, and neuroimaging examinations in every 3 years will be provided with the financial support of the government.


The blood and cerebrospinal fluid will be collected as well from the dementia patients who are willing to donate their brains to PNUH Brain Bank. The blood and cerebrospinal flood that you donate will be preciously used in basic researches on brain, especially related to dementia.


For dementia patients who are willing to donate their brains to PNUH Brain Bank, PNUH Brain Bank will do our best to check the patient’s condition periodically and provide medical help anytime it is needed, until the very time of patient’s death.


Also, for dementia patients who are willing to donate their brains to PNUH Brain Bank, the grant to help with funeral costs will be provided at the time of patient’s death as part of way that we show our respect to the deceased for his/her noble intention.


2. For People with General Volunteer, Who Are Willing to Donate Your Brain

For dementia patients who are willing to donate brains to PNUH Brain Bank, clinical examinations, related to dementia(including a clinical assessment, blood test, neuropsychological test, MRI of the brain, PET scans of the brain, etc.) and stated below, will be provided with the financial support of the government.


Specifically, for dementia patients who are willing to donate brains to PNUH Brain Bank, not only basic examinations related to dementia, but also yearly clinical assessments and neuropsychological tests, and neuroimaging examinations in every 3 years will be provided with the financial support of the government.


The blood and cerebrospinal fluid will be collected as well from the dementia patients who are willing to donate their brains to PNUH Brain Bank. The blood and cerebrospinal flood that you donate will be preciously used in basic researches on brain, especially related to dementia.


For dementia patients who are willing to donate their brains to PNUH Brain Bank, PNUH Brain Bank will do our best to check the patient’s condition periodically and provide medical help anytime it is needed, until the very time of patient’s death.


Also, for dementia patients who are willing to donate their brains to PNUH Brain Bank, the grant to help with funeral costs will be provided at the time of patient’s death as part of way that we show our respect to the deceased for his/her noble intention.