Augusta University Body Donation Program is regulated by the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act. The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act has been adopted by all 50 states and can be summarized as follows:
- Any individual of sound mind and at least 18 years of age may give his or her body to medical science. There is no maximum age limit for those who wish to donate. The gift takes effect at the time of death – not upon signature.
- Bequeathal of the decedent’s body can also be made by next of kin after consultation with the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy at Augusta University.
Augusta University is currently accepting new donations from the states of Georgia and South Carolina.