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How to become a brain donor?

Planning for brain donation in advance is important. Simply call us with questions. The Decedent Care Center at 1-319-467-7000 or your health care provider’s office can assist in the process. If you are interested in brain donation to our brain bank or have any questions, please contact Dr. Hefti either by email, mail or telephone:

Marco M. Hefti, MD
University of Iowa
25 S Grand Ave,
1027 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 1-319-335-8427
Email: marco-hefti@uiowa.edu

The process for consent involves a brief conversation by telephone with one of our Decedent Care Specialists in the Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa, who will discuss the consent document with you and arrange for you to sign it and send it back to them. You do not have to live in Iowa to be able to donate. If you are further away, we will arrange for your local hospital’s pathology department to help us with the process, which may require you to sign one additional consent. The consents will be kept on file and there is nothing else you need to do other than let your family know your wishes.