An individual who is at least 18 years of age may make an anatomical gift to Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) Body Donation Program.
There is no upper age limit for the Body Donation Program. However, at the time of death, the following conditions may preclude a body donation:
- Height greater than 6'1"
- Weight greater than 200 lbs. or obesity greater than 30 BMI
- Contagious disease (HIV, TB, VRE, Hepatitis B/C/D, MRSA, C. difficile)
- Death requiring an autopsy
- Other unsuitable conditions
We encourage individuals enrolled in the Body Donation Program to have alternate arrangements in the rare case that their body cannot be accepted at the time of death. If the individual is registered as a Forever Donation to be retained in the WMed Skeletal Research Collection, the above criteria may not apply.