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. 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.

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.  

Please join the Anatomy Bequest Program and University of Minnesota health science community at the 2019 Service of Gratitude to recognize and honor the individuals who have gifted their remains in order to benefit the health outcomes of future generations.

The Service of Gratitude will be at 7:00 p.m. (CST) Monday, November 11, 2019 at Northrop at the University of Minnesota.

To view the 2019 service invitation, donor picture tribute instructions, or transportation information, click here

Live streaming of the event is available by accessing