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.
2018 donor acceptance
The School of Anatomy wishes to advise that we will be able to accept 45 deceased donors into our care this calendar year. Once this number of donors is reached the program will not be able to accept any further deceased donors.
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 2019 - 2020
Thursday 18 April 2019 - Saturday 20 April 2019 inclusive - Program closed to screening and accepting deceased donors due to Easter public holidays. Donors who pass away on Sunday 21 April and Monday 22 April will be screened on Tuesday 23 April.
Thursday 2 May 2019 - 11th annual Thanksgiving Service to pay tribute to the donors from 2018. Please contact the Anatomy Support Officer for further information or to receive an invitation
Friday 3 May 2019 - Saturday 4 May 2019 inclusive - Program closed to screening and accepting deceased donors due to Labor Day public holiday. Donors who pass away on Sunday 5 May and Monday 6 May will be screened on Tuesday 7 May.
Friday 29 November 2019 - Tuesday 3 December 2019 inclusive - Program closed to screening and accepting deceased donors for administrative purposes. Donors who pass away on Wednesday 4 December will be screened on Thursday 5 December. (These dates are subject to change and will be reviewed closer to time).
Friday 20 December 2019 - Tuesday 31 December 2019 inclusive - Program closed to screening and accepting deceased donors due to Christmas public holidays. Donors who pass away on Wednesday 1 January 2020 will be screened on Thursday 2 January 2020. (These dates are subject to change and will be reviewed closer to time).
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.