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Willed Body Program

Give the gift of knowledge—and life—by donating your body for medical education and research.This donation will have an enduring impact, as those who receive training at UCI School of Medicine go on to apply what they learn in service to others. Donors are truly the silent teachers that enable us to fulfill our mission: Discover. Teach. Heal.


Give the gift of learning. Enroll in the Willed Body Program.

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Getting Started

Your decision to become a donor is a vital step in supporting the UCI School of Medicine's mission: Discover. Teach. Heal. We are here to assist you through the entire process and provide you with helpful information, as well as state and county resources.

Honor your loved one with a gift

Learn more about Dedication Opportunities to honor your loved one.

Memorial Bench honoring those who dedicated their bodies to science through the Willed Body Program at UCI School of Medicine.
Our sincere gratitude goes to those individuals who have provided such a precious gift towards the education and research essential to our university’s medical quest. Their personal bequest to our Willed Body Program provides us with the opportunity to both educate our medical students and fellows while also training physicians in Orange County and beyond in the latest advances in surgery. -Jaime Landman, MD, Endowed Chair in Urologic Surgical Oncology at UCI Medical Center, and professor in the Departments of Urology and Radiation at UCI School of Medicine
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Donor Family Resources

Our donor family resources for the UCI Willed Body Program offer information about a wide range of topics, including tissue and organ donations, and how to obtain death certificates from various county agencies in California.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The UCI Willed Body Program supports a myriad of educational and research labs through whole body donations. Most people qualify to be an educational donor, including those with a past history of cancer. Review our frequently asked questions to learn more.