Donor Eligibility

  1. Demographic Eligibility

    The donor's location of death must be within the Body Donation Program's service area to be eligible. These boundaries are: North to Red Deer (including Red Deer proper), South to U.S.A. border, East to Saskatchewan border and West to B.C. border.

    If a death occurs outside our service area please be aware that we will not be able to accept the donation.

    We reserve the right to amend our service area under certain circumstances on a case by case basis. 

     

  2. Exclusion Criteria

    While we wish we could accept every donation, we do have criteria that result in exclusions from the program.

  1. Availability of Next of Kin

    The Cumming School of Medicine's Body Donation Program requires that potential donors have an executor or next of kin who is one of the following: 

    1. Adult deceased person if they legally authorized their donation prior to their death
    2. The executor appointed by the deceased
    3. The spouse or adult interdependent partner of the person if they are not estranged
    4. An adult child of the person
    5. A parent or guardian of the person
    6. An adult sibling of the person
    7. Any other adult next of kin of the person.

     

  2. Authorization After Passing

    In the case consent has not been legally authorized by a potential donor prior to their death adult next-of-kin may provide consent as long as:

    1. A person in a higher priority class is not readily available to provide a consent;
    2. A person in the same class would not refuse to give a consent;
    3. The deceased person would not have refused to give a consent.

    Regretfully, we cannot receive permissions through friends, the Office of the Public Trustee (or other government offices), or religious and spiritual leaders. 

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How to Register

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Donor Demographic Form

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