The Registration for Brain Donation
The Process of Brain Donation

For ones who register as a brain donor at PNUH Brain Bank, clinical assessments of dementia or motor disorder will be provided with the financial support of the Korea Centers for Disease Control. Furthermore, for ones who actually donate their brains, 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.


1. At the time of death of the deceased, who were willing to donate the brain, family members of the deceased should call +82-10-6687-7311.
2. During the funeral, the coordinator of Brain Bank will explain about the autopsy consent form to family members of the deceased. If family members consent to the autopsy, the body of the deceased should be brought to the autopsy room(located at Pusan National University school of medicine) from the funeral home by the vehicle provided by the Brain Bank.
3. After the autopsy, the body of the deceased will be brought back to the funeral home. Autopsy normally takes 2-3 hours.