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Information on Bequeathing a Body


To bequeath your body to the University of Kansas you must complete the Certificate for Bequeathing My Body to the University of Kansas School of Medicine form and return the signed original to the Willed Body Program Coordinator. Make and retain copies of the signed original for your personal records, next of kin, caregiver, or attorney.

We ask that you carefully consider your decision to donate, keeping in mind the wishes and emotions of your loved ones. After your bequeathal form has been received and processed, we will send a letter confirming your registration.

Download the Bequeathal Certificate

Instructions for completing the Bequeathal Certificate:

  • Complete the "Certificate for Bequeathal" in its entirety. An incomplete certificate will not be accepted.
  • If a question does not apply to you, please answer with n/a.
  • NOTE: Even if the donor signs for themselves,the Release and Cremation Authorization section must be completed and signed by the next of kin or legal representative.
  • Two disinterested witness signatures are required as well.

Contact Us

Patricia Yewell

University of Kansas School of Medicine
Willed Body Program
Mailstop #3038
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
M-F: 7 a.m to 2 p.m.

Bequeathal Form

To report a death, please call  913-689-5064.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
KU School of Medicine Office of Medical Education
Mailstop 1049
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-7200
Fax: 913-588-7235