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Florida Panthers’ Noah Welch plans to donate his brain

At age 26, don’t you think it would too early for the defensemen to end his life. From the Palm Beach Post-

Welch is donating his brain.

The 26-year-old defenseman has agreed to give his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute, a nonprofit studying the effects of concussions and other sports-related brain injuries on athletes. Like traditional organ donations, this contribution to science will be made upon Welch’s death. Until then, SLI will run intermittent tests on Welch as part of the joint project with Boston University’s School of Medicine.

“I didn’t really think much about it, to be honest with you,” Welch said, no pun intended.

Maybe SLI should re-consider the offer. Welch admits to making a big decision without thinking!

Welch is the only active athlete among 19 pros who have agreed to donate their brain to SLI.

Welch is helping a noble cause and I applaud him for it.

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