Anatomical gifts program

Duke’s Anatomical Gifts Program plays an essential role in supporting the training of future physicians and the development of new medical procedures by accepting whole-body donations for use in the advancement of medical knowledge. The program is committed to working closely with whole-body donor families to ensure that each donation proceeds smoothly, that the donation is accepted in a thoughtful and respectful manner, and that the wishes of the departed and his or her family are honored wherever possible.

Strict donation criteria apply. More information is available online, or to speak with someone from the program, please call (919) 681-5471 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program is a service of the Department of Medical Education at the Duke University School of Medicine.