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Anatomical Donor Memorial Ceremony, 2009

The Gift of Leaving Your Body To Science

Anatomy is at the foundation of any course of study for health professionals from physicians, nurses and physician assistants to dentists and physical therapists. 

That is why body donation plays a pivotal role in educating our future health care professionals. Such generosity assists students in understanding the complexity and intricacy of human anatomy but can also be helpful to researchers studying new surgical or regenerative techniques to better serve patients.

There is a high demand for body donation. The State Anatomical Board works only with trusted institutions where your gift will be accepted with gratitude and treated respectfully.

If you are interested in leaving your body to science, please look through our Frequently Asked Questions. To arrange a donation, please fill out our anatomical donation form.  

Health Sciences students host a ceremony to honor donors and their friends and family each spring on the Anschutz Medical Campus.