Anatomical Gift Program
Body donation is a generous and humanitarian decision. An immeasurable gift, donating one’s body provides numerous educational and scientific discovery benefits in medical education.
Managed by Humanity Gifts Registry, the Anatomical Gift Program at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine lays the foundation for four years of education and a lifelong career in medicine. Donors give medical students the opportunity to see how the body functions, study anatomy up close and apply working knowledge to classroom lectures.
Frequently asked questions
I want to donate my body, how do I get started?
If you are donating the body of a loved one, a consent form must be completed. Once completed, fax a copy of the form to HGR at 215-922-4896.
How do I alert my family, friends and physicians of my wishes?
I live locally, will students know my identity?
Can my family still have a funeral?
What costs are associated with a donation?
Can I request that my body be used at Geisinger Commonwealth?
Does Geisinger Commonwealth provide funeral services?
I’ve decided not to donate my body, but I’d like to donate my organs.
Can a donor be registered as an organ donor and a whole body donor?
My loved one has donated their body. Can I acknowledge their gift with a monetary donation?
For additional questions
P.O. Box 835
Philadelphia, PA 19105
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone hours: 24/7, including holidays and weekends via answering service
Humanity Gifts Registry is located in Philadelphia and manages donations for the entire state. If desired, your donation can stay in northeastern Pennsylvania. HGR ensures that each donation receives the proper management required and that the family receives the support necessary to proceed with the donation.
For questions or more information, contact Geisinger Commonwealth’s humanity gift coordinator at 570-955-1306.