Anatomy Bequest Program
The Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota is a whole body donation program. Our purpose is to support medical research and education for health professionals by facilitating the donation process.
Whole body donation makes a difference
You can contribute to medical research and education by gifting your remains through the University of Minnesota Medical School’s Anatomy Bequest Program. Anatomical whole body donation supports high quality education for future health professionals and continued advancements in medical care through research.
- Find out more about the Medical School, our research, our education and training programs, and our impact.
Thinking about donating your body to medical science?
Here’s some information to get started exploring this possibility.
- Donation criteria and frequently asked questions
- Steps for becoming a donor
- What to expect after a loved one has died
Service of gratitude
We are deeply grateful for the generosity and wisdom of whole body donors and their families. Each year, faculty, staff, and students host a service of gratitude to recognize and honor the individuals who have gifted their remains to the University for the advancement of medical science.