A Timeless gift.

The gift of an anatomical donation is an altruistic act that immeasurably benefits our students, our faculty and--ultimately--society at large.

Anatomical gift donations create an indispensable pathway for expanding our students' knowledge in the study of anatomy, which is one of the most essential courses in the education of future physicians, dentists, nurses and other health-care professionals. What's more, these gifts support our faculty's trailblazing research, enabling new therapies for illness and disease so we can live live longer, healthier lives.

The Anatomical Gift Program is a non-profit funded by the University at Buffalo and operated for the benefit of the Western New York community.  Individuals who would like to donate their bodies can do so at no cost to them or their estate. We are grateful to all of those who wish to donate their bodies for anatomical education and medical research.

If you have any questions that this website does not answer, please feel free to contact us directly.

Phone: (716) 829-2913
Emailsmbs-anatomicalgiftprogram@buffalo.edu

 

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

Memorial Services

The Anatomical Gift Program holds memorial services in honor of those who have donated their bodies to our program. To accomodate families who cannot be present the day of the ceremony, we make these services available via Zoom and Youtube. For more details about these services, please visit the Memorial Services page.

Be a Donor

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

Forms

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

For the Family

Information on the memorial services that UB holds for family members, and testimonials from grateful medical students.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about our program or the process of donating your body to the program. Find answers here.