The generous act of body donation

Most bodies are used for teaching purposes and will be the subject of student examination and dissection. Studying real human bodies is an invaluable approach to learning anatomy for most health care workers, including doctors, dentists, therapists, pharmacists or exercise scientists. Some bodies are used specifically for surgical and medical research and training. They help to advance surgical techniques and scientific knowledge both nationally and internationally, thereby improving healthcare and alleviating suffering.

2017 Donor limit reached

The School of Anatomy wishes to advise that we have reached the maximum number of deceased donors we can care for in 2017, and no further deceased donors can be accepted into the program.

We anticipate that the program will re-commence accepting deceased donors from Monday, 5 February 2018.

We are still accepting consent forms from living donors for future years.

If you require further information or clarification please call the Anatomy Support Officer on (07) 5678 7700.

Important Dates for 2018- 2019

The School of Anatomy wishes to advise of the following important dates for 2018 - 2019.

  • Monday 5 February 2018 - Body Donation Program will re-commence accepting deceased donors into our care
  • Wednesday 28 March - Tuesday 17 April 2018 - Body Donation Program closed to accepting deceased donors into our care
  • Thursday 22 November 2018 - Monday 4 February 2019 -  Body Donation Program closed to accepting deceased donors into our care (this date may change if the maximum number of deceased donors is reached earlier)
  • Thursday July 19 2018 - 10th annual Thanksgiving Service, to remember and pay tribute to the donors of 2017. Contact the Anatomy Support Officer for further information.

HOW DO I REGISTER MY INTENT TO DONATE?

Potential donors are requested to write to the School of Anatomy indicating they wish to donate their body to the Griffith University Body Donation Program. Alternatively, potential donors can apply for a consent form via our online form.

Please note that not everyone is a suitable body donor at the time of their death. Potential donors are encouraged to contact the Anatomy Support Officer if they require additional information.

Find out more

Body Donation Information Booklet

Please download a copy of our information booklet for your personal records and to share with your next of kin or executor.

Contact us

For further information and other enquiries.