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Anatomical Board of the
State of Florida

The Anatomical Board of the State of Florida will resume acceptance of willed-body donations effective June 2, 2020 provided certain restrictions are met. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these restrictions are designed to mitigate the spread of the virus and ensure the continued safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

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