Body Donation Programme at Stellenbosch University

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A very important part of medical education is using cadavers to teach anatomical structures to health care professionals. Therefore, the Division of Clinical Anatomy​ at Stellenbosch University urges people to donate their bodies for use in anatomical studies to ensure that the students we train today are the best doctors of tomorrow.

The use of donated bodies are specifically related to teaching and research for Science, Health Science and Allied Health Science students as well as Medical Specialists. Donated bodies are treated with the utmost respect and the anonymity of the individual donor will not be compromised in any format or for any reason. Any research that will be conducted on the donated body has to be evaluated and approved by the Stellenbosch University Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) to ensure that the use of the remains are not compromised in any legal or ethical regard. 

More information is provided in the brochure.

Bequest Information 2019.pdf

If you consider donating your body, complete the form below. Send the completed form, along with a copy of your ID, to Mrs Jodie Lemphane either via email (su_bodydonations@sun.ac.za or
jilayman@sun.ac.za) or per post:


Stellenbosch University

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Department of Biomedical Sciences

Division of Clinical Anatomy

PO Box 241 Cape Town 8000



Donation Form 2020.pdf

Third Party​ Form 2020.pdf

More information about body donation

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How to donate your cadaver