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Wisconsin Body Donation Information

Phone: (608) 262-2888
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

Body Donation Program
1135 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706-1572
Email: lbrooks@wisc.edu

Note: Body Donation form is not available online. You must call, write, or email to request this form. Form must be completed before death.

At the Time of Death

At the time of death, the next-of-kin or caretaker should notify the Body Donor Program as soon as possible by telephone at (608) 262-2888 (weekdays) or (608) 262-2800 (after hours, weekends and holidays). The time factor is important. After hours, weekends and holidays, call (608) 262-2800 only regarding a death. If no answer, please leave a message. The mortician on call may also be paged by calling the UW Message Center at (608) 262-2122.

Medical College of Wisconsin Anatomical Gift Registry
Phone: (414) 955-8261

Medical College of Wisconsin
Dept. of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Email: bodydonor@mcw.edu

There are two different ways you can obtain donor forms.

  1. If you would like a packet of information mailed to you, please call (414) 955-8261 or email.
  2. If you would like to print your own forms, you can download them on the website.

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