Planning for brain donation in advance is important. Simply call us with questions.

If you have any questions about brain donations, please call 319-467-4827 for brain donation inquiries, or email Iowa NeuroBank Core ( 

The Decedent Care Center at 319-467-7000 during business hours or your health care provider’s office can also assist in the process.

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. The consents will be kept on file and there is nothing else you need to do other than let your family know your wishes.