School of Medical Education

Donate Your Body

Donate Your Body

Due to the on going public health emergency we have had to suspend the body donor program until further notice. This means that we are unable to accept donors at this time and are unable to send out or receive body donor information packs.

 If you would like to record your wish to donate your body and have access to a printer please read this information Body Donation Information Letter  (PDF: 21KB) and the Body Donation Information Pack (PDF: 414KB) then print out and complete the form to record that wish. Please do not return a copy of the form to us at this time.

 

If you do not have access to a printer please read this information Body Donation Information Pack and then record your wish to donate your body in writing. 
 
This can be hand written but must be legible and meet the standards of consent required by the Human Tissue Act. 
 
It must be signed and dated by yourself, in the presence of a witness who also signs and dates the document, to confirm that your signature is valid and that they have witnessed you signing the document.
 
The witness can be a friend or relative and does not need to be a Doctor or Solicitor
We suggest the following form of words:
 
Having read and understood the information provided in Body Donor Information Pack v20 18.01.19
 
I (your name, current address and date of birth). Wish to donate my body after my death. I understand that it may be used for anatomical examination, education or training relating to human health and researching connection with disorders, or the functioning of the human body. I give permission for my G.P. Or other Doctor or Healthcare Professional involved in my care to release relevant medical history to facilitate this.
 
Please also indicate in writing:
 
I consent to my body or body parts being retained indefinitely
 
Or
 
I consent to parts of my body being retained for longer than 3 yea Or
 
That no part of my body may be kept for more than 3 years.
 
Please do not send us a copy as we are unable to guarantee that we will receive it at this time.