Organ and body donations

In Sweden, about eighty full-body donations are made annually to promote medical education and development. The recipients are the anatomical teaching departments at the universities of Umeå, Uppsala, Linköping and Gothenburg and at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Stockholm. Sweden has a relatively low donation rate. If more people chose to become donors, it would contribute to better medical education, research and healthcare.

Despite major advances in terms of technical and digital development, there remains a large need for body donations to medical education and development. Sophisticated computer simulation and high-tech imaging technologies cannot replace the added value offered by teaching using donated bodies. These studies also provide us with important information and knowledge regarding differences between individuals, age groups and genders.

Different types of donations

Donation agreement

Donation agreement, in Swedish (pdf)

What happens after a donor has died?

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