Our priority is always the health and safety of every member of our campus community as well as the patients we serve today and in the future. Click here for more information.
Application to the donor program does not constitute acceptance into the program. Every effort will be made to accept the donor body; however, Midwestern University Body Donation Program or its representative may, at its sole discretion, decline a donation at the time of death. The durable power of attorney/next of kin/donor agent must be prepared to make alternative disposition arrangements (including all associated expenses) in the event that donation is declined.
The following is a list of conditions or criteria that will exclude a donation to the program.
- persons younger than 18 years of age
- death occurring outside the State of Arizona
- autopsy or excessive trauma/damage to body (at program's discretion)
- amputations (at program's discretion)
- organ transplants (other than corneas)
- unhealed major surgery prior to death
- obesity (see chart below) and height exceeding 6'5" restrictions
- excessive edema
- extreme jaundice
- active or history of hepatitis B & C or HIV/AIDS
- communicable diseases (active tuberculosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob, MRSA)
Midwestern University Body Donation Program may decline a donation if the donation exceeds program space limitations or capacity.