Beneficiaries of Human Tissue Donation

All researchers, clinicians, and educators participating in the Anatomy Gifts Registry program must enter into a binding agreement ensuring strict adherence to AGR Tissue Use Policy and ensuring our oversight as to how the donated tissues are utilized. All applicants wishing to work with Anatomy Gift Registry must be approved and meet several mandatory factors including scientific and educational merit of their work.

Some examples of the many studies that benefit from human tissue donation through the AGR program include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology Student Education and Labs
  • Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Parkinson’s Research
  • Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgical Technology
  • Drug Therapy
  • Emergency First Responder Training
  • Medical Resident Training
  • Minimally-Invasive Surgical Technology
  • Musculo-Skeletal Enhancements
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Device Technology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management
  • Robotic Cardiac and Thoracic Surgical Training
  • Sports Medicine Surgeon and Physician Technique Development

Anatomy Gifts Registry provides an alternative option to traditional final arrangement options. By choosing the option of whole body donation, individuals have a real and lasting way to support medical advances that impact the lives of future generations for decades to come. Through the benefits of whole body donation, medical communities are able to continue to discover cures and therapies for many diseases and conditions currently afflicting patients across the world.

Our whole body donation program aims to contribute to advancing medical science while also fulfilling the wishes of you or a loved one via a simple and helpful process. Anatomy Gifts Registry will cover all expenses related to the donation process once a candidate for donation is accepted. These covered costs include transportation and cremation services. The only cost associated with our program is a small shipping and handling fee for the return of ashes to the designated recipients, should they choose to have the remains shipped. Since costs associated with final arrangements can often be high, donating your body to science can be a blessing for family members as well as medical researchers. Whole body donation is one of the most compassionate funeral alternatives available.

Anatomy Gifts Registry operates under a strict code of ethics that provides dignified and compassionate care for donors and donor families. We offer donor families the option of receiving a follow-up letter that provides insight into the many ways their loved one’s donation has benefited medical research and education. Anatomy Gifts Registry also performs the final disposition cremation directly on site and returns ashes to donor families within 4-6 weeks.

By choosing to donate a body to science, you or your loved one are playing a vital role in the process of advancing medical insight and discovery. Anatomy Gifts Registry allows donors to continue to leave a lasting legacy and make an impact on the lives of generations to come.