Donating Your Body For Medical Research
To View Medical Schools For Body Donations: click on the link: http://www.hta.gov.uk/schools/
How to Donate Your Body.
Consideration will be given to the place and cause of death, the condition of the body at the time of death, and the demand for bodies in the medical schools. The body may or may not, then be accepted.
Bodies may also be refused if there has been a post-mortem or if any major organs except the cornea (part of the eye) have been removed.
For Teaching Purposes.
Potential donors can consent to their body being retained for medical teaching purposes for an indefinite period of time, or limit its use to a maximum of three years. The medical schools will arrange and pay for a simple funeral, or the relatives can do this themselves. The medical school can advise relatives when the body is available for a funeral.
You can donate your body at any age over 17. It makes no difference what age you are, although they are normally refused if there has been a post-mortem examination or any major organs (other than the cornea) have been removed.
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