A Donor’s Gift is Priceless

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to you and your loved ones. Your loved ones gave us a priceless gift. They gave themselves. They gave themselves to help others by helping us. Through their donation they became our tutors.”
– Sarah, Lerner College of Medicine Class of 2015


Cleveland Clinic
Body Donation Program

“Am I deserving of this? Am I really learning enough? This person who didn’t even know me, gave me the last gift they had to give, I have to make it worth it, I have to learn every detail, and become a doctor with this knowledge, with this experience, and help patients for years to come!  They’re giving the gift of medicine to hundreds, thousands of others. That can only be paid forward. ...and I can donate my own body.  Then I’ll have settled my debts to this man once and for all.”

– Excerpted from My Body by Eric Coble (medical student speaking to cadaver) and based on the writings of Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Class of 2015


About Body Donation

Why Donate Your Body?

Video Overview

Donation Process

Frequently Asked Questions

Though the specific reasons for donating are many, the common theme is a desire to help others. Dr. Richard Drake, Director of Body Donation, speaks about the program. Who can donate, how to pre-register, care of remains and more. Get answers to your questions here.