University of Guelph

Site: Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

Service: Human Anatomy Program - Human Body Donation

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-824-4120 ext 52060
Crisis Phone Emergency 24-hour Human Body Donation Line 519-400-4630
Site Information
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address c/o Human Anatomy Program, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences 
College of Biological Science, University of Guelph 
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Dr Lorraine Jadeski, Director of Human Anatomy, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences; Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 53740
Alternate Executive Premila Sathasivam, Manager of Human Anatomy and Body Donation Program, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences; Phone: 519-824-4120 ext 53493
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Donation program for persons who choose to donate their bodies for educational purposes * fundamental to education of students in anatomical sciences * foundation for further studies in medical and health sciences and medical illustration * vital part of the education of numerous high school and college students taking life sciences, as well as healthcare professionals taking educational enhancement workshops in anatomy 
Human Tissue Gift Act (1971) and Anatomy Act allow for bequeathal of a body for advancement of medical science, provided there is no objection by the next-of-kin. Body donations are overseen by the Chief Coroner of Ontario ( Chief Inspector of Anatomy). 
**Donations cannot be accepted without consent of the next-of-kin or executor. It is strongly recommended that potential donors discuss their wishes with family and friends. It is suggested that the donor also informs their physician, lawyer and funeral director of their wishes. The next-of-kin, executor, or person lawfully in charge of the body must be in a position to act immediately following the donor's death.
Hours Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:45 pm * 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Jun-Aug
Areas Served Central Ontario
Eligibility Ages: 35 year(s) and up 
Anyone may donate their body. However, illnesses and cause of death largely determine who may be accepted. Suitability for acceptance will be determined as soon as possible at the time of death.
Application Call for information - contact the Human Anatomy Program at the University of Guelph for information and forms (Donation of Body to School of Anatomy form, Part I and Part II)
Languages English
Fees Donation - welcomes donations to the Human Anatomy Learning Centre
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Body Donations

Agency Overview

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