Institutions downloading this video are welcome to edit it in any way and include their own institutional branding to serve the purposes of their mission. This video offers the scientific and familial reasons why post-mortem tissue collection is necessary and valuable.

The 11-minute video includes:

  • Highlights about why whole brain donation is important to improving outcomes for pediatric cancer patients
  • Information about why donation is an important consideration for families who are confronted with the impending loss of a child
  • A call to action for removing the obstacles that can keep families from choosing to donate their child’s tissue

The proposed audience:

  • Children and families, medical professionals and fundraising organizations that help to facilitate post-mortem brain/spine tissue donation.

We wish to thank those who shared their experience and story:

  • Dr. Peter Adamson (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)
  • Dr. Stewart Goldman (Lurie Children’s Hospital)
  • Michael Gustafson (pediatric post-mortem donor)
  • Patti Gustafson (Michael Gustafson’s mom)
  • Dr. Michelle Monje (Stanford Health Care)