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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.

When reporting the death of a donor after hours or on weekends and holidays, please call 617-636-6691 and follow the instructions provided.

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.