Anatomical Gift Program – Use & Disposition of Donations

The donated body will be used under the combined supervision of the faculty at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and the Commission of Anatomy of the State of North Carolina. All users are required to treat bodies with the utmost respect and to keep them under secure conditions. The major use of bodies is in the training of doctors, nurses, and students in the allied health professions.

At the conclusion of studies utilizing the body, East Carolina University supervises the cremation of the body by a licensed crematorium. The final disposition of the cremains will be either individual interment at a local cemetery in Greenville or retrieval by a family member or designee (which will require the signing of a release document). Although the names of the donors are not placed on a marker, there is a monument signifying the resting place and generous sacrifice of the donors interred at the site.