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Anatomical Donation Program - Acceptance

Unfortunately there are some health conditions that will make the body unacceptable for anatomical study. The anatomical donation program at LMU-DCOM reserves the right to decline a donation based on the conditions of the remains at the time of death. The following are some examples for declination:

- Contagious diseases (MRSA, hepatitis, HIV, etc.)
- Autopsy
- Atrophy
- Mutilation (car accident, etc.)
- Advanced decomposition
- Organ donation (other than cornea)
- Extreme obesity
- Missing limbs or major organs
- Had recent major surgery
- Facility at capacity
- Any condition of the body that deems it unacceptable for anatomic study

We will not accept a gift at the time of your death if there are strong objections from family members.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended that alternative arrangements be in place in the event that your donation is denied by the program.

The gift to the program can be cancelled at any time if the Pre-registered donor chooses to do so. It is recommended that a written request be sent to the address on this website to remove yourself from the program.


Anatomical Donation Program Coordinator
Lincoln Memorial University-
DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
Hamilton Math and Science Building, 4th Floor
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752