MedlinePlus: 30 Former NFL Players Pledge Their Brains for Research

Research into the side effects of multiple head traumas is gaining momentum among former athletes. One brain condition that may be triggered by head trauma is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). With several former NFL players being diagnosed with CTE after their deaths, other athletes are pledging to donate their brains to continued research. This is another stepping stone to reach a more in-depth understanding of how head trauma can affect the brain. Learn more about the “CTE brain bank” for this research, and its support, by reading the full MedlinePlus article.