Body Donation Program

Whole body donation trains healthcare professionals for tomorrow, introduces anatomy from a whole person perspective, and offers unique opportunities to participate in medical and surgical techniques and procedures.

About Our Program

There is a profound joy that comes from understanding the whole person. Good healthcare demands intellectual creativity, nourished by a hands-on respect for the whole body, mind, and soul. This is the essence of Ƶ's Body Donation Program, transforming students into life-long healthcare professionals. We established the Body Donation Program because we consider the detailed study of human structure (anatomy) to be foundational for the education of healthcare professionals. This integral knowledge can best be learned and appreciated through the study of the whole human body.

Whole body donation trains healthcare professionals for tomorrow, introduces anatomy from a whole person perspective, and offers opportunities to participate in medical and surgical techniques and procedures. In addition, it provides financial benefits to families. We recognize the thoughtful consideration that goes into the decision to donate to our program and wish to acknowledge and express our gratitude to those individuals who generously choose to invest in the future of healthcare by making this donation.

Additional information about body donation can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page or by contacting the Body Donation Program - view contact information below.

Body Donation Program

Learn more about our program by viewing our newsletters. Get details about the Ossuary Memorial Garden.

Newsletters

Newsletters are mailed to those pre-registered in our program to keep our Body Donation community informed about our outreach programs and activities.

Whole body donation is integral to the training of tomorrow’s healthcare professionals. At Ƶ, the Body Donation Program was established to provide students with a foundational knowledge of human anatomy. Through these generous donations, students strengthen their skills in medical and surgical techniques and study human structure from a whole-person perspective.

To thank our donors, Ƶ’s Glendale Campus held a Celebration of Life ceremony and opened its Ossuary on November 5 in the garden across from the main entrance to campus.

Sandra Inouye, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Director Anatomical Laboratories, and Professor of Anatomy, College of Graduate Studies, welcomed faculty, staff, students, and the families of the honored donors. The ceremony ended with students presenting reflections, sharing a letter of appreciation, and giving vocal performances to further thank the donors for their generous gifts.

Mailing Address

Ƶ Body Donation Program 
20195 N. 57th Avenue 
Glendale, AZ 85308 
 

General Inquiries

Phone: 623-806-7990, option 1
Fax: 623-806-7997
Email: azbodydonation@midwestern.edu

At the time of death, durable power of attorney/next of kin/donor agent should notify the Body Donation Program as soon as possible by telephone at 623-806-7990, option 2.

The time factor is important. If there is no answer, please leave a message. The representative on call will contact you promptly.

Contact Information