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Anatomical Board of the
State of Florida

Thank you for considering the UF Anatomical Board for your body donations. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anatomical Board of Florida has currently suspended body donations until May 1st. Our offices remain open for answering questions and processing paperwork for those individuals who are interested in body donations. We apologize for the inconvenience, this is out a concern for the safety of our staff and students. Please check back for any updates.

The Anatomical Board of the State of Florida is a nonprofit state organization responsible for receiving, preparing (embalming), storing and distributing donations of human cadavers used in medical education and research programs throughout the state. The Board distributes bodies to universities and colleges that have medical, osteopathic, dental, physician assistant, and physical therapy programs, as well as emergency personnel training facilities/courses, and continuing medical education programs. Understanding human anatomy through the use of cadavers is the core to these educational programs. The donation of one’s body for anatomical study is an admirable act of kindness that will contribute significantly to these educational and research programs. As one can see from the student tributes to donors, such noble body donations are greatly appreciated by the students as well as the faculty.

“The mission of the Anatomical Board is to manage body donor resources in a dignified, respectful and professional manner, and thereby ensure that every health professional utilizing these resources is well-educated to enhance the health and well-being of all people.”

Currently, the Anatomical Board is headquartered at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Gainesville, Florida with satellite sites at the University of Central Florida School of Medicine in Lake Nona, Orlando, and University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami.

Locations & Contact Information

University of Florida College of Medicine
1600 SW Archer Rd, Room CG-96
PO Box 100235
Gainesville, FL 32610-0235
(ph.) 1-800-628-2594 or 352-392-3588
(fax) 352-392-3940

University of Miami School of Medicine
Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
PO Box 016960 (R-124)
Miami, FL 33101-6960
(ph.) 305-243-6691
(fax) 305-545-7166

University of Central Florida College of Medicine
Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona
6850 Lake Nona Blvd
Orlando, FL 32827
(ph.) 407-266-1142
(fax) 407-266-1194