Donating your body for medical training/research

Bequeathals/donating your body

Keele University School of Medicine, UK will train over 6000 doctors and over 12,000 other health workers in the next half century in its state-of-the-art facilities at Keele University campus and the University Hospital of North Staffordshire in Stoke-on-Trent. A new Surgical Training Suite was opened at the School of Medicine in 2013, which has widened the scope of the training and provides enhanced facilities for surgeons and extends the number of medical professionals that we are able to assist in their continued professional development.

How can you help?

Medical science is very grateful to those benevolent individuals who bequeath their bodies for use after their deaths to help doctors and other health scientists to learn the intricacies of the human body, prepare for clinical practice, and carry out medical research. All donations are covered by the Human Tissue Act (2004) and are subject to regulation by the HTA (Human Tissue Authority).

BBC iWonder - Should I donate my body to medical science?

BBC Radio 4 - Give My Body to Science - Joan Bakewell and her panel ask why so many people donate their bodies to science and what happens if you do (may require BBC account sign in).

Bereavement Advice Centre - Whole Body donation information

Human Tissue Authority Donation Pack (pdf)

Any questions? Please click on the link below.


HTA - Frequently Asked Questions

Enquiries to:

Bequeathals Office
School of Medicine
Anatomy Facility
Keele University

Tel: 01782 734690

Online Forms: PDFs

Donor forms and information can be downloaded below. When completed please send them to the above address. Please forward form KF004b (Consent form), and retain KF003 (bequest booklet).

KF002 Donating body form |  KF002 Welsh version
KF003 bequest booklet  |  KF003w bequest booklet Welsh
KF004a consent form donor  |  KF004aw Consent form donor Welsh
KF004b consent form | KF004bw Consent form donor Welsh
KF005 time of death information  |  KF005w time of death info Welsh