Human Body Donor Program
Support medical education and research by donating your body to a medical school
The generous donation of human bodies and tissues to the Human Body Donor Program enables critically important health sciences education and research activities to occur at Queen’s University. Without this important gift, our education of future health-care professionals and researchers would be much less rich. Thus, even after the death of a loved one, many donors and their families are making a very personal and special contribution to the progress of medical science, and to the training of professionals in health-related disciplines.
If you are thinking about donating your body to Queen’s University, this webpage outlines the procedures involved. A great deal of coordination is necessary at the time of death involving many people – the family or executor, clergy, physician, the Human Body Donor Program in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Queen’s University, and others. The process can be simplified if your intention to donate your body has been recorded and some simple paperwork completed.