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.
- A minimum of 90 days between their recovery from COVID-19 and their death.
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test confirming their recovery.
- Received a full dose or doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and received subsequent vaccine boosters if and when vaccine boosters become available.
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. Whole body donation supports high quality education for future health professionals and continued advancements in medical care through research.
Thinking about donating your body to medical science? Here’s some information to get started exploring this possibility.
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.
While we wish to remember and celebrate your loved one in person, COVID-19 risks and current guidelines have limited our ability to host our traditional Service of Gratitude for 2021. However, we have a pre-recorded service that will be posted at 8:00 a.m. (central) on November 22, 2021. Please use the following link to access the recording: https://z.umn.edu/serviceofgratitude21.