New Procedures Related to COVID-19
Effective Monday, September 14th, the Gift of Body Donor Program will re-open to the accepting of donors to the program. Our re-opening guidelines may be found under the Funeral Director tab of this site. We have modified the acceptance criteria and must ask additional questions of each decedent prior to the delivery of their body to the program.
The 3rd annual Donor Remembrance, which was scheduled to take place May 12th this year, has officially been postponed in light of the current coronavirus pandemic.
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About the Program
The Body Donor Program coordinated through the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine accepts whole-body anatomical donations on an ongoing basis.
The School of Medicine appreciates the importance of gifts made by program participants and their families. Through this generosity, participants directly contribute to the advancement of medical education and biomedical research.
Anatomical donations are critical to helping medical students, resident physicians, clinical fellows and other trainees gain in-depth understanding of the human anatomy, an important foundation for the delivery of excellent patient care. Gifts made to the program also empower vital biomedical research aimed at improving human health.