Procedures to Follow at the Time of Death

At the time of death, preregistered or not, the person responsible for making final arrangements should immediately contact the Tufts University Anatomical Gift Program at 617-636-0837.

If the death occurs after business hours, on the weekend or on a holiday, contact the Tufts University Police at 617-636-6610.

If the donation is accepted, Tufts University will arrange for transportation to the school and secure the necessary paperwork at no cost to the family. Note that a death outside the metro-Boston region may incur additional transportation expense from local funeral homes.

Anatomical Gift Program

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Our Anatomical Gift Program helps families contribute to medical education.