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PCOM Body Donor Program


Body Donor Program
Philadelphia Campus

The body donor program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine provides anatomical material which allows medical students at the College to study firsthand the intricacies of the human body and the relationships between body systems. This is something that even the best medical textbooks cannot teach.

Why should I donate?

Body donation is a generous and humanitarian decision. There is much to be learned from the human body. Those who donate their remains to science make a tremendous contribution to the knowledge and depth of understanding surrounding medical education.

How do I donate my body to the College?

In Pennsylvania, individuals who wish to donate their remains to science must contact the Humanity Gifts Registry (HGR) of Pennsylvania. If an individual wishes to donate their body directly to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, they must inform the Human Gifts Registry.

How can I learn more about the program?

For additional information regarding body donation in Pennsylvania, including forms and contact information, please visit the Humanity Gift Registry website or call the office at 215-922-4440.

For additional information regarding the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine body donation program, please view our frequently asked questions page or contact Sara Cooney at 215-871-6447 or