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PCOM South Georgia Body Donor Program


Body Donor Program
PCOM South Georgia

Students at PCOM South Georgia will learn firsthand about the intricacies of the human body thanks to the generosity of anatomical donors. There is much to be learned from the human body and those who donate their remains to support programs in medical education and research make a tremendous contribution to scientific knowledge and understanding.

Who may donate a body?

Any Georgia resident 18 years of age or older may donate his or her body to our program. The College also honors next of kin donations. The Georgia Anatomical Gift Act permits the following persons, in order of priority, to make a donation on behalf of the deceased:

  • A health care agent with the power to permit an anatomical gift of the whole body under a Georgia Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
  • A spouse
  • An adult son/daughter
  • Either parent
  • An adult brother/sister
  • A grandparent
  • A guardian of the person of the decedent at the time of death (other than a guardian ad litem appointed for such purpose)
  • Any other person authorized or under obligation to arrange for final disposition of the body

How do I donate my body?

You may register as a body donor by completing our donor documents. You may telephone or write to the program director to obtain donation forms or other information about the program. You must sign the donation form in the presence of two witnesses, who must then countersign the document in your presence. You should also obtain the signatures of your closest family members on the donation form. Although the Georgia Anatomical Gift Act allows individuals to donate their bodies without consent from the next of kin, it is the policy of the College not to accept a donation if the donor’s closest relatives object. If you wish to revoke the donation, you may do so at any time by writing the program director.


DOWNLOAD BODY DONOR FORMS

 

How can I learn more about the body donor program?

If you would like more information about the body donor program, please call Jeffrey K. Seiple, Director of Anatomical Donor Services, at 770-833-0701 or email jeffreyse@pcom.edu. You may also complete our online contact form:

 

CONTACT US

Body Donor Program
PCOM South Georgia
Phone: 678-225-7477 | Fax: 770-682-2309


Jeffrey K. Seiple
Director of Anatomical Donor Services
Cell: 770-833-0701 | Email: jeffreyse@pcom.edu