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Knowledge of anatomy is essential for physicians, dentists and other health related professionals. The demand for bodies for teaching this essential information is great. Therefore, medical schools across the country are having to depend on the generosity of citizens to make their bodies available for this necessary education.

This site will provide information for those who wish to donate their bodies for anatomical studies and medical research at the State University of New York at Buffalo.The Anatomical Gift Program is an non-profit program operated for the benefit of the Western New York Community. 

The program is funded by the University at Buffalo. Individuals who would like to donate their bodies can do so at no cost to their estate.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us directly.

Cindy Geary
Phone: (716) 829-2913
Emailcmgeary@buffalo.edu

If you contact the office outside of business hours, an answering service is available and will contact our staff immediately.

Be a Donor

If you are interested in becoming a donor in the Anatomical Gift Program (AGP), either contact the office or follow "Be a Donor" for more information. 

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Forms

Request or print the Anatomical Gift Program forms for consent, emergency contact, disposition, and change of address or next of kin forms.

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For the Family

Information on the memorial services is held by the University for the family of donors, directions to, and testimonials from medical students.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Quesion or concerns? The FAQs page may be able to answer some of the questions you have now and some that you haven't though of yet!

 

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Memorial Service and Internment

Date: TBA

Time:

Location: Skinnersville Cemetery - Adjacent to Newman Chapel Amherst/North Campus

A short non-denominational service will be held at the cemetery, followed by a procession to the gravesite followed by a reception.

Please contact Cindy Geary at (716) 829-2913 if you plan on attending.

In the News

6/22/16

Sunshine, butterflies and heartfelt tributes ruled the day as 600 family members of individuals who donated their bodies to medical science gathered for the UB Anatomical Gift Program Memorial Service.

8/10/17

Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences researchers are studying ways to develop a hybrid gross anatomy curriculum that fuses digitized CT scans with actual cadaveric dissection.