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Retired Hockey Player Donates Brain For Medical Research

Former, NHL player, Keith Primeau, a victim of repeated concussions has decided to bequeath his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute, an organization dedicated to studying the effects of concussions and other sports-related brain injuries. Upon his death, it will be examined by the Center for Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University Schooll of Medicine. 

The Institute has been on the cutting edge of scientific research on the issue of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, brain damage caused by repeated concussions. 

Primeau, who played for the Philadelphia Flyers was forced to retire as a result of the many concussions he received while playing hockey.  He believes that he sustained permanent brain damage as a result of his repeated injuries and wants to advance the science of brain injury.  He has agreed to be examined on an annual basis to document any brain damage that appears throughout his life.

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