The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine’s primary purpose is training exceptional future doctors and health professionals. By choosing to donate your body upon death to Netter’s Anatomical Gift Program, you’ll have a lasting impact on the education of men and women entering the field of medicine in a way that no textbook or new technology ever could. From surgical procedure training, to instruction in anatomy, pathology anesthesiology and diagnostic imaging, your donation is integral to teaching skills in a range of medical specialties. It may also provide resources for biomedical research that improves the health and lives of people for generations to come.
The dissection of a human body is an essential part of every medical student’s journey because it provides first-hand knowledge of the anatomical structures of the human body. Whole-body donations by generous individuals make this possible, and their need is great.
Every anatomical gift we receive is treated with the utmost dignity and respect. Each year, our medical and health profession students, professors and staff honor our “silent teachers” and their families in a Ceremony of Gratitude memorial service. As you consider the option of donating your body, know that your legacy will provide the foundational knowledge required of tomorrow’s most skilled clinicians and scientists.