Brain Trauma Foundation
The Brain Trauma Foundation's (BTF) mission is to translate neuroscience into effective solutions.
Since 1986, the BTF dedicated its mission to improving TBI patient outcomes worldwide by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers.
Research proves that not all brain damage occurs at the moment of impact, but rather it evolves over the ensuing hours and days after the initial injury due to swelling and inadequate oxygen and blood flow to the injured brain. In most cases, this secondary damage can be controlled by applying BTF's scientific, evidence-based diagnostic and treatment Guidelines that BTF developed alongside medical organizations and physicians with expertise in TBI.
BTF continues to conduct clinical research to provide solutions and raise public awareness and understanding about concussion and TBI. By educating healthcare professionals on the immediate care for coma patients, BTF furthers this commitment and estimate that thousands of lives could be saved each year in the U.S., as well as millions worldwide, and more could be spared life-long disabilities.