Body Donor Program

The University of Queensland conducts a Body Donor Program through our School of Biomedical Sciences. This Program accepts donations of human bodies to assist the School in providing educational and research opportunities for staff and students in the health, medical and science disciplines. By studying anatomy in this way, it is possible to examine the complexities and infinite variations of the structure of the human body.

Most bodies are used in undergraduate teaching dissection programs which allow students to develop a fundamental knowledge of the human body. The study of anatomy also includes surgical skills development and medical research to investigate issues that continue to perplex medical science.

Donated bodies help to advance medical and scientific knowledge locally, nationally and internationally in order to promote health and alleviate suffering. 


Donation Acceptance Closure – Scheduled Maintenance 

The UQ Body Donor Program will be closed for donations due to scheduled maintenance from Monday 10th June 2024 and will reopen for donations Monday 22nd July 2024. Regretfully, UQ will not be accepting donors during this time. Families are graciously encouraged to contact a funeral home of their choice to proceed with funeral arrangements. We understand that this directive may cause distress in an already emotionally vulnerable time - We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and wish to acknowledge the selfless and generous intention to donate to the Body Donor Program.

Registrations & Enquiries
The Body Donor Program office will remain staffed to process registrations and enquiries between Monday 10th June 2024 – Monday 22nd July 2024. 



If you have any further queries about any aspect of the information contained within, please contact The University of Queensland Body Donor Program

  (07) 3365 2702

Please leave your telephone contact details and one of our staff will be happy to organise a time to personally call back and talk with you further.