Becoming a prospective tissue donor is easy. Any person 18 years of age or older can contact the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (HBTRC) at 800.BRAIN.BANK (800.272.4622) to learn more about becoming a donor. Or you can download a Registration Form and mail or Fax it to the HBTRC at the following address:
Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center
115 Mill Street, Mail Stop 138
Belmont, MA 02478
It is most important to inform your family – next of kin or other legally authorized representative - that you have registered for potential brain donation at HBTRC, and make sure they know to call HBTRC (immediately) at the time of your death. HBTRC must rely on your next of kin/legally authorized representative to contact HBTRC in order to effectuate your request to donate your brain. HBTRC will not solicit donations or initiate a follow-up based on your registration.