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There are three types of body donation currently available:

Organ Donation
If your body and organs are healthy, organ donation will save lives.

Tissue Donation
Corneas can be donated to help others see. Skin can be used to help burn victims.

Whole Body Donation
Donating your remains in their entirety will affect many lives because this gift will be used to educate healthcare professionals. When they become doctors, physician assistants, dentists or physical therapists they will treat many patients. Some institutions do research that will help understanding and treatments for diseases. Either way, this gift impacts quality of life in a very positive way.

As you consider the option of donating your body to science,
know that the need is great and your gift will be valued and honored.

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Priceless Gift

The unique and priceless gift of the human body provides a source of knowledge that is the foundation of medical education and research. They teach health science students the relationships between systems and structures of the human body.

POMONA CAMPUS

Stephen Nichols
Director, Willed Body Program

309 E. 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766-1854

snichols@westernu.edu
(909) 706-3467

OREGON CAMPUS

Mike Osborne
Manager, Willed Body Program

200 Mullins Drive
Lebanon, OR 97355

wbpor@westernu.edu
541-259-0256 phone
541-259-0356 fax

Ceremony Slideshows

  • woman with hand over heart Students honor Willed Body program donors
  • two men playing instruments Cadaver Farewell Memorial
  • woman holding guitar Cadaver Farewell Ceremony