Instructions for Donating Your Body
All whole body donations are received at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine from local area funeral homes. If you do not have a local funeral home, we will assist you in selecting one.
The funeral home will prepare the Death Certificate and all other legal documents, permits, register, and file them with the proper local and State offices. The funeral home will embalm the body and arrange delivery to the medical school.
State regulations require the cost of preparation and transportation to the medical school be borne by the family or estate. The Anatomical Board of the State of Florida does provide a partial reimbursement of these expenses after the death has occurred. We will provide information about this at the appropriate time.