The donation of one’s body after death is a thoughtful and unique contribution to the education of future health care providers – a generous gift for which our students and faculty are deeply grateful.
Anatomy is one of the most important courses in the health sciences, serving as a foundation for other disciplines such as physiology, pathology, neurology, and surgery. Body donation for anatomical study is important for maintaining our program’s teaching activities and enhancing our university’s commitment to teaching excellence. Dignity and respect for donated bodies is maintained at all times.
The Willed Body Program at Washington State University has been in operation since 1972. Hundreds of students each year study in our Human Anatomy Laboratory. These students represent a broad range of medical and allied health fields, including first-year medical students, pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-physical therapy, pharmacy, nursing, and nutrition students. There are undoubtedly thousands of former WSU anatomy students working as health care providers in the Pacific Northwest.
For more information regarding the WSU Willed Body Program, click here or call 509-368-6600
To read an article from the WSU Health Sciences news service that summarizes the program and its needs, please click here.