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Brain tissue

On the pages mentioned below, you can read more about how the Netherlands Brain Bank acquires and disseminates brain tissue.

Donor program

The NBB has an extensive donor program for persons both with and without brain disease. Read more


Read about how the brain tissue is dissected during the autopsy. Read more


The NBB's neuropathologists determine the final post mortem diagnosis based on criteria described in this section. Read more

Tissue availability

Read more about general tissue availability and NBB database mining. Read more

Tissue application process

Read about the brain tissue transfer process and download the NBB's tissue application forms. Read more

Eye tissue

The NBB collects eyes for research as well, in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and AMC. Read more

Brain tissue