Willed Body Program

COVID Update

As an important member of the community that our program supports, we want to make you aware of COVID-19 related changes to the UCSF Willed Body Program and UC Davis Body Donation Program. 

At this time, the University of California is not accepting donations of decedents who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days, nor those under investigation for having the virus.

In the event that a donor family needs to make alternative arrangements, the Funeral Consumers Alliance of California, a non-profit advocacy group, provides resources for people navigating funeral planning. For more information on the organization or to find contact information for your local area, please review their website.

We will keep our websites updated with current information as restrictions are lifted and new information becomes available. If you have questions in the meantime, a member of the UCSF team can be reached at 415-476-1981 or willedbodyprogram@ucsf.edu; UC Davis at 916-734-9560.

Thank you for your understanding, support and patience during this time. 

Updated 05/04/2022

About the Willed Body Program

The Willed Body Program is one of many UCSF programs that is committed to excellence in research and education. The program accepts human body donations for anatomical studies essential to teaching and research at UCSF and its associates.  

These donations are integral to a wide range of educational, research, and clinical pursuits, including anatomy instruction and neurological, anatomical, and physiological research. The University relies on the support and generosity of the community for help in fulfilling its academic, research, and health care mission.

When considering donating your body to medical education and research, know that the need is great and that your gift will be valued and honored. Your donation will play a critical role in assisting medical students to master the complex anatomy of the human body and will provide researchers with the essential tools to help our future patients. The University recognizes the value and importance of these donations and is committed to ensuring they are treated with the utmost care and respect.