Willed Body Program
One of the most generous gifts you can make...
One of the most generous gifts you can make is to donate your body for medical education and research. Human bodies are valuable not only for training new physicians but also for conducting medical research and helping specialists develop new techniques.
Today there is a greater need than ever for human bodies for medical education and research. Willed body programs, such as the one at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, help meet this need.
In Texas and other states, donating bodies is a widely accepted procedure, and an increasing number of Texas residents are making this contribution to advance medical science and education.
UT Southwestern has a Willed Body Program to facilitate donations. It is the largest of 11 such programs in Texas and is staffed by licensed funeral directors and embalmers.