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BODY DONATION

Procedure for Body Donation

“Symbiosis Medical College for Women, is dedicated to the cause of Body donation”

“Body Donation” is the process of donation of human body after death to medical Science. This process can be carried out at “Symbiosis Medical College for Women, Lavale, Pune”.

Why donate bodies?

  • It is used by medical students to learn about the structure of the human body.
  • Students get the “feel” of the human body which is unique and impossible to acquire through mere study of books.
  • The bodies are also used to practice newer surgical techniques such as “robotic surgeries”, before they can be carried out on living patients.

What is the procedure for body donation?

  • The procedure is carried out under the auspices of the Anatomy Act of India.

Registration for Body Donation:

  • Bodies can be donated by registering for “body donation” by filling the registration form (Attached). The form can be obtained in the “Dept of Anatomy”.
  • The potential donor must fill the form, attach their photographs, and it needs the consent of potential donor and his/ her near relatives in the form of signatures or thumbprint. 
  • It is very important that the potential donors discuss their wish to “donate” their body with their near relatives. 
  • The filled form should be submitted to the Dept of Anatomy. It can also be scanned and emailed to the email address given on the form. 

Can you do Body donation even if you have not registered for Body Donation?

  • Yes
  • If the potential donor dies before filling the form, the body donation can still be done. Here, the near relatives can fill the body donation form which is also available on the website or in the Dept of Anatomy.

Documents required (Along with 2 photocopies):

  • The death certificate issued by a MBBS doctor.
  • A document from the municipal corporation stating that the body is being donated and will not be cremated (Smashaan dakhla)
  • A recent COVID negative certification. 
  • Identity proof of the donor and the consenting relatives in original.