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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.

Body donation benefits

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.

Donating to PCOM

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.

Learn more about body donation

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 sarasa@pcom.edu.