Please note: The Department is currently unable to accept any donor bodies registered through the body donor programme due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
The principal use of bequests is for teaching anatomy to medical, dental, physiotherapy, physical education, and science students.
Access to these bodies is not something the students take for granted.
"These people have given up so much, to give people they don’t even know a chance to learn. If we can take even a fraction of that selflessness, caring and kind-hearted attitude into the future, the medical profession will be in good shape."
Holly Cadzow, 3rd Year Medical student.
A number of academic staff and postgraduate students in the Department are also using human bodies for research purposes.
If you are thinking about donating your body, or you are interested in finding out more about this invaluable programme then please read: