Body Donor ProgramResource
The Body Donation Program supports educational programs in providing more and better trained health care professionals through helping donors bequest their bodies after death. We serve as the contact point for all inquiries, communication and assistance in donating one’s body to educational study.
Thank you for your interest in the Sanford School of Medicine Body Donation Program at the University of South Dakota. It is difficult to properly express the significance of such a gift to the education of our future health care professionals, and we sincerely appreciate your selfless and admirable bequest.
There are a variety of students who benefit from these generous donations. These students include our future doctors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, nurses, pre-med students, a select grouping of undergraduate students and students enrolled at institutions participating in our Education Outreach Program.
Currently our Educational Outreach Program institutions include Lake Area Technical College, Northern State University, Presentation College and South Dakota State University. As you can see, this gift will affect so many in our region, and we are happy there are individuals who see the benefit body donation has within our communities, counties and state. With your bequest to our program, know you are contributing to the future of the Midwest’s medical community.
The Sanford School of Medicine Body Donation Program at the University of South Dakota supports educational programs in providing more and better trained health care professionals through helping donors bequest their bodies after death. We serve as the contact point for all inquiries, communication and assistance in donating one’s body to educational study. The Body Donation Program offers useful information to those considering the program so that he or she can make an informed decision. It maintains the utmost respect for each donor and safeguards our donors in each action we take.
Funeral Home Directors
Funeral home directors are advised to call the program to report the death of a donor at (605) 677-5555.
Thank you for your interest in the USD Body Donation Program. Fill out the form below to get in contact with someone from the program to learn more. If you know you want to donate, please download the registration packet, complete the required forms and return the packet to the following mailing address. Or you can use our Inquiry Form linked below.
SSOM Body Donation Program
Lee Medical Building
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, S.D. 57069
Call 605-677-5555 for assistance.
The following are student testimonials from the 2019 memorial service.
- Aaron Lemon, PT Student
- Heidi Hassler, PA Student
- Konner Kielman, OT Student
- Nicole Rogers, Medical Student
The following are student testimonials from the 2018 memorial service.
- Andrew Foley, MS II Student
- Ben Olson, OT II Student
- Kim Velk, PA II Student
- Justine Van Zee, PT II Student