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.
Our program's next scheduled closure will be Thursday, December 21, 2023 at 5 p.m. - Monday, January 1, 2024. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday January 2, 2024. If your loved one passes away during a closure, a backup plan will be needed. We cannot accept donations during a closure. Any deaths that occur on a day we are closed will NOT be accepted. The 48 hour notification does not apply when the program is closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
The office is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. If you contact our office outside of business hours to report a death, an answering service is available and will contact our staff immediately.
The Anatomical Gift Program holds memorial services in honor of those who have donated their bodies to our program. To accommodate 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.