No one wants to think about the possibility of losing a child to brain cancer. It’s a devastating prospect. But much like proactively indicating organ donation on a driver’s license, a child’s malignant brain tissue can also be designated for donation.
Donating your child’s brain tumor tissue after their passing helps researchers learn more about why some tumors don’t respond to treatment and how to prevent that in the future. However, not all pediatric hospitals counsel families on this important end-of-life decision that has the potential to significantly impact research and improve children’s lives in the future.
In this on-demand webinar from July 2023, learn the questions to ask while gaining the confidence you need to have this emotionally difficult conversation with your child’s medical team.
Dr. David Kram, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and Gift from a Child’s Patti Gustafson and Ginny McLean join the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to discuss why pediatric brain tumor tissue donation is critical to future treatment breakthroughs and the process for choosing post-mortem tissue donation.
Thanks to the generosity of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s donors, this and all webinars are free for families and other members of the pediatric brain cancer community. If you have questions, need support, or would like a copy of the presentation slides, please email [email protected].