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 most whole body donation programs do not accept body donations from those who have been organ donors. Individuals interested in whole body donation should contact schools below for more information.

Duke Anatomical Gift Program
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

East Carolina School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Greenville, NC

University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy
Medical Science Teaching Laboratory Body Donation Program
Chapel Hill, NC

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Winston-Salem, NC

Center for Applied Learning
Whole Body Anatomical Bequeathal Program
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
336.716.2100 (evenings and weekends, ask for Body Donation)

High Point University
Willed Body Program
High Point, NC
336.841.LIFE (5433)

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.