February 17, 2017 | Lottie, Exhibitions Developer, Science Museum

I'm proud to be on the organ donor register, so others might be able to have life-saving transplants when I die. One thing I hadn't considered is leaving my brain to science.

Scientists have announced they don't have enough brains to study. They hope a new appeal will encourage more people to donate theirs. The more brains scientists have access to, the better they'll understand how to treat important conditions such as depression.

I hope that others will leave their brains to science, but I must admit I feel uneasy about donating mine...


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