Anatomical Donation Program

Anatomical Donation Program

Anatomical Donation Program
Listen to KUNR’s Doctors Without Bodies: Death Begets Widely Needed Gift to learn about the impact of donating to the Anatomical Donation Program.

Contribute to medical research, the discovery of new disease treatments and aiding the education of future physicians by donating your body to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine. The gift of body donation will contribute to the future of medical science and will make a difference in the lives of others. An anatomical donation, or donating your body to medicine after you pass away, is one way of making a lasting difference.

By making an anatomical donation, you make it possible for medical researchers and educators to advance medical science and to contribute to finding cures and treatments for diseases such as breast cancer, muscular dystrophy, neurological disorders and more. Donating your body to the School of Medicine will also assist in educating future physicians on the complexity of the human anatomy. If it is your wish to have a lasting legacy on medical research, then we encourage you to explore our anatomical donation program.

The anatomical donation process of donating your body to medical science is of no cost to you or your family and offers free cremation services. The doctors at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine understand this is an important decision. We assure you that our doctors and students will ensure the dignity and respect of our donors and their families.

By planning in advance, you can eliminate any confusion about your wishes. All records will be held in the strictest of confidence. Should you decide to become a donor, we are available to assist you at (775) 784-4569.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Read our frequently asked questions about the Anatomical Donation Program.

Memorial Service

Memorial Service

Learn about how our students pay respects at our annual memorial service.

Become a Donor

Become a Donor

Request additional information about donating to the program.