faqs
1 Why should I donate my brain to neurological research?

More than 50,000 Singaporeans have a neurological condition and numbers are projected to increase significantly due to Singapore’s ageing population. The symptoms experienced by people living with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, are a result of damage taking place within their brain and/or spinal cord. Although there are a number of different ways to conduct research on these conditions, being able to study the very tissue that is damaged in each disorder is vital to the development of better treatments.
The Brain Bank Singapore retrieves and stores donated brain tissue and makes samples of the material available to scientists carrying out research on these conditions. The donation of tissue will further our understanding of neurological disorders and is an essential contribution to the development of effective treatments for these conditions.

2 Who can register as a donor?
3 How do I become a brain donor?
4 What does my next-of-kin need to do?
5 What if I do not wish to proceed or change my mind once I have registered?
6 If I donate my brain, can I still have an open casket viewing?
7 Under which circumstances will brain donation not be possible?
8 Will my personal information be kept confidential?
9 What types of post-mortem human tissues are collected?
10 How are human tissues stored at the Brain Bank Singapore?
11 How are human tissues used in research?
12 Which government body and legislation regulates the work of Brain Bank Singapore?
Location & Hours
Brain Bank Singapore
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Nanyang Technological University
Clinical Sciences Building (Novena)
11 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308232
Operating Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
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