The generous act of body donation

Is central to the provision of practical opportunities to study the human body in a controlled educational environment. By making this personal gift, potential donors make a vital contribution to training the next generation of doctors, scientists and health professionals. They also make an invaluable contribution to the work of our researchers and scientists who have dedicated their careers to advancing scientific and medical knowledge, promoting health and finding cures for human illness.

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.

2021 donor acceptance

The School of Anatomy wishes to advise that the Body Donation Program anticipates it will accept 40 to 45 deceased donors into our care this calendar year.

We will still accept 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 2021, 2022

Easter closure - The Body Donation Program will close for the Easter long weekend. We will not be accepting any deceased donors into our care who pass away on Thursday 1 April  through to Sunday 4 April 2021. Donors who pass away on Monday 5 April 2021 will be screened on Tuesday 6 April 2021.

ANZAC Day -The Body Donation Program will close for the ANZAC Day long weekend. We will not be accepting any deceased donors into our care who pass way on Friday 23 April through to Sunday 25 April 2021. Donors who pass away on Monday 26 April 2021 will be screened on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

Labor Day -  The Body Donation Program will close for the Labor Day long weekend. We will not be accepting any deceased donors into our care who pass away on Friday 30 April through to Sunday 2 May 2021. Donors who pass away on Monday 3 May 2021 will be screened on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

13th Annual Thanksgiving Service - The 13th annual Thanksgiving Service to pay tribute to donors accepted into our care in 2021 will be held on Wednesday 2 March 2022. Please contact the Anatomy Support Officer for further information on (07) 5678 7700.

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.