|MadSci Network: Anatomy|
It's rather straightforward at most institutions -- Most medical schools have a specially designated Anatomical Gift Program (usually as part of the anatomy department of the school). One would call them, ask them for specifics about the program, have them send information and the application form. For medical schools in Massachusetts [other research facilities, agencies might have a need for donors too]: Massachusetts has an Anatomical Gift Program, coordinated by the state's four med schools. Information below if interested in contacting for more info: Boston University School of Medicine 715 Albany Street Boston, MA 02118-2394 phone: 617-638-4245 contact: Mr. Ted Dineen; firstname.lastname@example.org [http://www.bu.edu/anatneuro/AnatGift_program.html] Harvard Medical School 260 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115 phone: 617-432-1735 Tufts University School of Medicine 136 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 0211 phone: 617-956-6685 University of Massachusetts 55 Lake Avenue North Worcester, MA 01655 phone: 508-856-2460 [the other 3 schools I couldn't easily find their anat gift program page or contact info] Other -- -there seems to be a booklet available online (for $21! not including shipping and handling), that claims to provide you with all the facts. I'm not sure how reliable the information is (though the website claims "approval" by quoting a fellow from Harvard Med School). The sample excerpts seem sufficient in terms of information about different anatomical programs nationwide. check it out -- www.bodydonation.com Whole body donation can be quite different from organ donation. If you want more info about that, try this site though there are plenty more: http://www.organdonor.gov
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