The education and training of medical professionals, as well as biomedical research, benefit from the generosity of those who donate bodies for use after their death. People who donate their body contribute in a vital way to training by medical schools and such donations are highly valued by staff and students alike.
If you wish to donate your body for medical education training or research, you should make your wishes known in writing (and witnessed) before you die, and inform your next of kin. The minimum age for donation is 17.
To make your wishes known you need to complete a consent form. This form is available to download from your local medical school.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE
Who is it for:
Those who wish to donate their body to medical science
How to apply:
Contact your local medical school