The gift of one's body allows students of all educational levels to learn and understand the complexity of humans in a far better manner than books or computer programs. From undergraduates taking gross anatomy for the first time to practicing physicians developing or learning new techniques, a broad range of students are given the opportunity to learn from the body itself.
How to become a Gift Body Donor
Becoming a future donor is easy. Donor forms can be requested from the Center for Anatomical Science and Education at (314) 977-8027.
The requester is sent two sets of forms with an instruction sheet. The forms must be completed and signed in the presence of a notary public. The form marked "Return to Saint Louis University" must be returned to the Center for Anatomical Science and Education and include the individual's original signature and the original stamp/seal and signature of the notary.
A wallet card with instructions will be sent to the donor. The second copy of the gift form should be kept with the individual's personal files. Following completion of the forms and informing the family of the desire, there is nothing more to be done until death.