Donating your body
Bequeathing your body to Edinburgh University after death for anatomical examination is a very generous decision which we appreciate will not have been taken lightly.
You may be assured that, were it not for such acts of selflessness, it would be impossible to maintain Scotland’s high educational reputation in the medical professions and for this we are extremely grateful.
The Anatomy Act (1984) and the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act (HTSA 2006) regulate the use of bodies donated for anatomical examination, education or training and medical research. It sets out the legal framework for the removal, retention and lawful use after death, of human bodies and body parts.