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Whole Body Donation

I also want to be a whole body donor or donate my body to 'science,' can Donate Life Maryland register me for this?

Donate Life Maryland facilitates deceased organ, eye and tissue donation - this is different from whole body donation. While it is possible to be both an organ, eye and tissue donor and whole body donor, there are separate organizations that exist to support whole body donor programs.  

Each year thousands of people donate their bodies for use at medical schools for training and research. Researchers have an ongoing need for this type of donation to help in their work to find cures and therapies for many diseases.

There are several whole body donor programs available, and while Donate Life Maryland does not officially endorse any particular program, one of the following organizations should be able to provide you more information.

State Anatomy Board
Bressler Research Building, Room B-026
655 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1559
800-879-2728 In state toll free number

Anatomy Gifts Registry
7522 Connelley Drive, Suite M
Hanover, MD 21076
800-300-5433 toll-free
410-863-0491 (p)
410-863-0497 (f)


More than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year and the surgical need for tissue has been steadily rising.

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