Registering for the program indicates your intent to be a donor. However, it is not irreversible. Occasionally, after registering, a donor wishes to withdraw from the program. If you change your mind, simply notify us in writing and we will remove you from our registration list. It is important to tell your family and caregivers your wishes - they are the ones who must know whether to contact us upon your death. After your death, decisions regarding the donation of your remains are made by the person who has legal authority over your affairs.
A signed letter stating the revocation of the donor should be sent to the Body Donation Program, Department of Pathology. An oral statement made in the presence of two witnesses and communicated to the Body Donation Program is also acceptable.
If at the time of death the family wishes to make other funeral arrangements, the medical school will comply with the wishes of the family.