Whole Body Donation

Whole Body Donation

We often receive requests from people on donating their entire body to science. LifeShare does not accept whole bodies for transplantation or research but we can tell you who to contact.

It’s important to note that whole body donors cannot be organ donors too. Individuals interested in whole body donation should contact the Anatomy Department at the medical school of their choice. The phone numbers are listed below.

Duke Anatomical Gift Program
Box 3170
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 681-5471

East Carolina School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
600 Moye Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27858-4354
(252) 744-2849

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy
Medical Science Teaching Laboratory
Body Donation Program
314 Berry Hill Hall
Campus Box #7520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-4131

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1010
(336) 716-4369

Center for Applied Learning
Whole Body Anatomical Bequeathal Program
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27157-1039
(336) 716-4369
(336) 716-2100 (evenings and weekends, ask for Body Donation)

NOTE: The family is financially responsible for transporting the body to the medical school of their choice. Schools of medicine do not always have a need for human bodies for anatomical studies and may refuse to accept a donation.