Each year, more than 1,000 Californians make an extraordinary gift to the University of California by donating their bodies to support the education of health professionals and to further scientific research.
The UC system recognizes the value and importance of anatomical donations and is committed to ensuring that they are treated with the utmost care and respect.
UC Irvine School of Medicine has an established program to receive these donations. Donations may be studied immediately or preserved for later use.
As you consider the option of donating your body to science, know that the need is great and your gift will be honored and valued. Your donation will play a critical role in helping students master the complex anatomy of the human body and will provide scientists with essential tools that benefit communities.