Our commitment to educational excellence is reflected in the thorough embalming process we use. This process goes beyond what traditional funeral homes offer, enabling donated bodies to be used for teaching for a longer period.
Bodies accepted into the program can contribute to medical education for up to four years, adjusting to the changing educational needs. Regardless of how long a body is with the university, we ensure the dignity of all donated bodies is upheld at all times. Medical histories of our donors are kept confidential throughout their time in the program.
Please be aware that if even if a donor has a rare disease or condition, we are unable to offer any type of reporting on the nature or cause of the illness. This is due to the fact that the Body Donation Program’s main goal is to teach about the human body’s structure and function, not to investigate specific medical conditions or diseases.