Organ and body donations are an invaluable resource for medical education and development. Most people in Sweden who wish to donate their bodies can do so and thereby benefit medical education and science.
Sign up for whole body donation
Register using BankID
Sign up for whole body donation by using BankID. You can alter or delete your registration at any time. Information in Swedish only.
Download the donation agreement (PDF)
The donation agreement (donationsavtal) is an agreement between the donor (exclusively) and the receiving anatomy unit at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. Agreement in Swedish only.
Contact the anatomy unit at KI
If you have any questions about whole body donations or need help, please contact us at +46 (0)8-33 68 55 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invaluable resource for medical education and development
At Karolinska Institutet, most donated bodies are used in anatomy lessons for medical students and, to a lesser extent, for prospective dentists, physiotherapists.
Who can donate their body or organs?
The vast majority of people in Sweden who are between 18 and 95 years of age can donate their body to medical education and development, if they so wish.
Send a memorial or tribute donation
A donation in memory is a beautiful way to honour a friend or relative who has passed away. Karolinska Institutet has funds dedicated to several important medical areas.
Organ and body donors
In certain cases, an individual may be interested in two different types of donation; the donation of organs for life-saving transplants and body donation for medical teaching and development purposes. Find out more about the different types of donations and registration procedures.
What happens after a donor has died?
The anatomy unit at KI should be contacted as soon as possible after the death, either by a relative or healthcare official, to check whether the donation can still go ahead. Find out more about what happens after a donor has died.
About donor anonymity
The donor’s identity is strictly protected throughout the donation process. The donation agreement is stored under high security and is only available to a few authorised individuals. Read more about the donor's anonymity.
A body donation is a charitable act. No cash reimbursement is made during the donor’s lifetime. However, a completed body donation does relieve the deceased’s estate of certain costs. Read more about the financial aspects.