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McMaster University

Site: McMaster University Children's Hospital

Service: Body Bequeathals

Contact Information
Office Phone 905-525-9140 ext 22273; 
After hours 905-529-5911
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Primary Contact Maureen Letang, Bequeathal Coordinator; Phone: (Business) 905-525-9140 ext 22273
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Dr Bruce Wainman, Director, Education Program in Anatomy; Email:
Funding Provincial
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A program for persons wishing to donate their bodies for anatomical study and medical research.  
* the Trillium Gift of Life Act and the Anatomy Act allow for such bequeathals, provided that there is no objection by the next-of-kin 
* anyone may donate their body 
* illnesses, cause of death and BMI (body mass index) largely determine who may actually be accepted  
* suitability for acceptance will be determined as soon as possible at the time of death
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility * no age restriction for body donation 
* suitability for acceptance will be determined as soon as possible at the time of death 
* eligibility information listed on webiste
Application Contact the office for a 'Donation of Body to School of Anatomy' form
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton
Address & Map
McMaster University Children's Hospital
1200 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5
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Intersection Emerson Ave and Main St W
Mailing Address c/o McMaster University, Education Program in Anatomy 
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1280 Main St W 
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Biological and Life Sciences Research ; Body Donations

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