How do I donate my body to science in BC?

How do I donate my body to science in BC?


  1. Registration. You can register as a body donor by completing two copies of our consent form.
  2. At the Time of Death. As soon as possible after death has occurred, the executor, next of kin or health care professional must contact the UBC Body Donation Program at 604-822-2578.
  3. Accepted Donations.

How do I donate my body to science in Canada?

Consent to donate your body can be provided in three ways:

  1. By filling out a consent form (Donation of Body to School of Anatomy) available from any School of Anatomy,
  2. In writing, as per section 4(1) of the Trillium Gift of Life Network Act or,
  3. Orally, in the presence of at least two witnesses prior to death.

How do I Organise my body to donate to science?

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed as terminally ill, or is under hospice or palliative care, you can call us at (800) 417-3747 ext. 2 or fill out the pre-enrollment form to begin the screening for Science Care’s HOPE® Program.

How do I leave my remains to science?

Leaving a body to science involves entering into a written agreement with a medical or scientific institute, which must be signed by you and witnessed. Although there is no upper age limit for body donation, you must be aged 17 or over to be considered as a body donor.

Is it free to donate your body to science?

There is no charge to donate and you can typically donate your organs as well as your body. It is important that you make arrangements ahead of time.

How do I donate my brain to science in Canada?

Brain Donations in Canada

  1. Maritime Brain Tissue Bank. Sir Charles Tupper Building.
  2. Douglas-Bell Canada Brain Bank (residents of Quebec)
  3. Southwestern Ontario Brain Bank at the London Movement Disorders Centre (residents of/near London, Ontario)
  4. Contact the closest medical school to the location of the prospective donor.

How much do u get paid for donating your body to science?

Plasma donation pay varies from site to site, but the average payout is typically around $50 per donation. You can donate safely roughly once a month, according to the American Red Cross, and a typical session takes less than two hours.

Do you get paid for donating your body to science?

Some assume there is no fee to donate your body to science. In fact, there is almost always a cost in doing so, but many medical schools and anatomical research facilities will reimburse the family for part or all of the expenses.

How do I donate my brain to science?

Another way to become a brain donor is to pre-register with the Brain Donor Project, a partner of the NIH NeuroBioBank. The NeuroBioBank coordinates researcher requests and distributes brain tissue to researchers working to advance the science of brain disease.

What’s a brain bank?

Brain Banks. This database lists brain banks around the world that collect central nervous system tissue from various neurodegenerative diseases and normal aging controls. The banks share samples and attendant demographic and clinical information with qualified researchers worldwide.

How does the organ donation registry in BC work?

In 1997, BC Transplant’s Organ Donation Registry replaced all previous ways of indicating your decision about organ donation. How does the registry work? To be an organ donor in BC you must be in a critical care unit on a breathing machine, with no hope of recovery.

Is there a body donation program in BC?

The Body Donation Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) has been in service since 1950.

When do I need to register with BC Transplant?

Once the declaration of death has been made or when death is imminent, BC Transplant will be contacted by the hospital staff to check the Organ Donor Registry to verify if the patient registered their decision. If a decision is recorded, BC Transplant will print a copy of the registration form and share the information with the family.

Where do I go to register to be an organ donor?

Other provinces have a form you can fill out in person or online and file with your provincial organ donor registry. Either way, your name goes on a list of possible donors, and your status is noted on your driver’s licence or provincial health care card. People of nearly any age can register to be organ donors.