Donating your body
Due to the current situation regarding on-going public health issues the University have taken the decision to temporarily suspend the body donation programme. This means we are unable to accept any body donations until further notice. Unfortunately we are unable to confirm when we will be in a position to re-open the donation programme, however we will review the situation daily and update our website and voice message as soon as we have any further information.
If you have any urgent queries or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.