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The brain bank organising the donation will contact you to ask you to perform the retrieval, they will inform you of the way they wish the brain to be removed and stored until collection and they will provide you with a copy of the consent form.
It is the responsibility of the brain bank to ensure that consent has been given, and they will provide you with a copy of the consent form when making arrangements for the retrieval.
The vast majority of mortuaries have a licence for removal of tissues for research, as well as for post-mortem examination. If in doubt, there is a list of licensed establishments on the HTA website or you can contact the HTA directly.
This is correct. The medical certificate of cause of death is the permanent legal record of the fact of death and is a pre-requisite to brain donation for research.
There is no legal or HTA requirement for the death to be registered and the certification of burial of cremation to be obtained before tissue removal takes place. Insistence on the green form (or ‘body release forms’) can lead to donations having to be declined and valuable research tissue being...
Most brain banks require the donation to be retrieved within 48 hours of death, as the preservation of the brain suffers if the time from death to donation from death is prolonged. Donations are most often delayed by concerns over whether a “green form” is required, or whether the death needs to...
Where the death is violent or unnatural, or is sudden but the cause is unknown, it requires referral to the coroner; in such cases, provided the coroner does not object, the retrieval can go ahead. In coming to a decision, the coroner will have consulted with the pathologist who has been...