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Explanation of Body Donation:

Body Donation is the donation of the corpse to hospital or medical centers for purposes of medical research and education. That donated cadaver is useful for understanding the human body and organs for advancing science. Medical institutions are using the whole embalmed cadaver for teaching anatomy to medical students. Anyone wishing to donate their body may be required to make prior arrangements with the local medical institute, hospital, or Body Donation program before death.

Why the corpse which is going to decompose within weeks need to be donated for hospitals:

These donated bodies are not only used to teach students about the structure of the body and works, it is also required to train surgeons and other healthcare professionals. The medical institutions receive the cadavers by voluntary donations and sometimes unclaimed bodies by the Police. For Medical studies Anatomy is the important course, to educate all sorts of health professionals and foundation for other medical courses.

Who can donate their Body:

Anyone can donate their body after death. Even no upper age limit for donating body and some donors who are very ill could be eligible because the researchers often require those corpse with the specific disease or medical condition to research it.


(A body cannot be donated if the person has died of any infectious diseases such as HIV, AIDS, or tuberculosis and is overweight.)

How to be a body donor:

If someone insists on donating their body and organs after their death. They have to identify and get in touch with Medical Colleges or NGO’s with intense Body Donation around India and register their wish at a medical college or Hospital of a particular city. The body donating procedure is signing a prescribed form with two witness signatures and submitting it to the Medical College or NGO.

After the Donor’s death, the relatives have to inform the Particular institution or Organisation. But the important thing is after their deaths, then their relatives without any hesitation should be ready and willing to take such a step. Then the particular College or Hospital/NGO’s authorities will do their further process for getting that body.


(After the Donor’s death relatives can do their funeral actions, but they have to surrent the body to the particular institutions after the funeral ceremony)

How do they Preserve Bodies:

After the organisation receives the body it is sent for embalming. Which means the blood is drained from one of the veins and replaced by a fluid of Formalin (chemical for preserving), injected into the main arteries. Then the Cavity fluid is removed then replaced with preservative chemicals.

The embalmed process is done with organs inside their body. But if the Donor has a post-mortem to identify their cause of death, the organs are removed and weighed then replaced inside the body before it leaves the mortuary. After the embalming the bodies are sent to the particular hospitals or Colleges.

Do you know:

(The Preserved one can last anywhere from 18 months to 10 years. Until the medical school students or researchers are done with it.)

Did we get any Benefits if we donate our bodies after death:

Definitely no one can get any kind of benefits after death. but we can be the cause for more doctors’ studies and research for the future life of the posterity even after death.
So being a body donor is the only way to live a life that is useful for others even after death.


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