Donor Assistance Fund
The Anatomical Board of the State of Florida is the state organization responsible for receiving, preparing, and distributing donated bodies for use in medical education and research programs at universities and colleges throughout the State of Florida. Body donors are needed in the training of physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and other healthcare workers. As the numbers of medical professionals receiving anatomical training increases, the number of donated bodies needed also grows.
In an effort to reduce the expenses incurred by the family and/or estate and to show our deep appreciation to those who give their bodies, the Anatomical Board has established a “Donor Assistance Fund”. This fund allows for reimbursement of up to $650.00 of the funeral home costs incurred in the donation of the remains. After delivery of the remains, a copy of the “Statement of Funeral Goods and Services Selected” document provided by the funeral home should be forwarded to the address below to request reimbursement:
Anatomical Board of the State of Florida
P. O. Box 100235, Health Science Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32610-0235
(352) 392-3940 (Fax)
Please be sure to include the purchaser’s name, address, telephone number and signature. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office by telephoning our toll-free number, 1-800-628-2594.