Wisconsin law provides that a person, while living, may arrange to donate his/her body to a medical school for scientific, medical, or educational purposes.
Anyone of sound mind and over 18 years old may donate his/her body by registering with one of the colleges listed below. A donor may revoke the gift of donation at any time by notifying the school of donation. Also, the school program may also refuse a donation due to physical condition, recent surgery or other causes. These regulations are decided upon at the time of death and will be explained to you or your family at that time. Please note that if the school does not except the deceased for donation a funeral home will need to be contacted to assist you in planning a funeral.
Please call Ryan Funeral Home or one of the following schools to answer any questions you may have or if you would like to enroll for donation:
The Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Anatomy
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Phone: (414) 456-8261
University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706