The donation process is very simple and may be arranged before death or after death through immediate family members.
Arranging the donation before death
To donate your body to science, you must be of legal age and be in possession of a body donor card.
The application form may be requested by telephone, by calling (+34) 93 504 20 00, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and asking for the Body Donation Service. Once the paperwork has been completed, it must be returned by regular mail. If the information received is correct, the applicant will receive the body donor card.
It is very important that the person’s family and/or friends, and/or the health centre staff, if hospitalised, are aware of their desire to donate their body to science, in order to arrange for transportation as quickly as possible when the time comes.
Arranging the donation after death
If the deceased did not complete the procedure prior to death, their immediate family members may arrange for the body to be donated. All they have to do is call (+34) 93 504 20 00, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and speak with Ms Judit Pascual.
How to cancel the request
Donors who would like to cancel their request must call (+34) 93 504 20 00 and indicate their name and ID number. They will then receive a letter confirming the cancellation of their request, at which time they must return the donor card.