Whole Body Donation Program
The Whole Body Anatomical Bequeathal Program serves the instructional needs of thousands of students and health care providers through all of the medical courses or studies at Wake Forest using donated human bodies or tissues.
Our mission is to improve patient care outcomes and to enhance patient safety with hands-on training for our students, our hospital professional staff, and health care professionals that travel to Wake Forest from around the world for applied learning courses. These donations enable courses, procedure-training events and research studies that save lives, develop or advance new therapeutic procedures, new medical devices and new methods of treatment to lengthen and improve the quality of life of many patients.
Cadavers are a fundamental requirement for medical or physician assistant students learning anatomy. They are also vital for experienced doctors and other health care providers to develop or practice clinical skills and procedures that improve patient treatment outcomes and for answering challenging medical research questions. First responders providing medical aid for local and regional law enforcement teams as well as military personnel and medics all benefit from hands-on training in the center.
On behalf of all of our learners and all of their patients, we want to thank you for considering this significant way of leaving a legacy to improve the health care of future generations.
Email us to learn more about the Whole Body Donation Program.