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Bequeathing Services

Human bodies are at times willed, bequeathed, deeded or donated to the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Human bodies are an indispensable aid in medical teaching. The basis of all medical knowledge is human anatomy; human anatomy can be learned only by a study of the human body. Without this study there would be no doctors, no surgery, no alleviation of disease or repair of injury. The giving of one’s body, at the time of death, for the betterment of humanity, is a truly noble and commendable act. By such action a person may accomplish much that will be of inestimable value to generations yet unborn, and perhaps even to direct descendants. UND’s new policy is a person who is interested in deeding their body to science make application prior to passing away.

To obtain answers to frequently asked questions or any additional information, please see our General Price List, contact, or fill out our contact form. Boulger Funeral Home, or the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037. Telephone (701) 772-2101.

You can reference the University of North Dakota deeded body programs website at: http://www.med.und.edu/anatomy/deeded-body-program-faq.cfm or please find a UND Deeded Body Program Brochure 2019 along with the 2019 application: UND Certificate for Bequeathing Body form – 2019