Body Bequeathal: About the Program

The University of Kentucky Body Bequeathal Program allows individuals the opportunity to donate their body for the advancement of medical science. The Program is administered by the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.


The mission of the UK Body Bequeathal Program is to supply anatomical materials for all teaching and research programs at the University of Kentucky as well as other teaching programs throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Program provides material for the education and training of physicians, dentists, physician assistants, physical therapists, and other health workers. The Program also actively supports research and continued advanced training programs for physicians, surgeons, dentists and physical therapists.