Leicester Medical School

Conditions for acceptance

The University of Leicester Medical School endeavours to accept as many bequests as possibleHowever, it is not possible to guarantee that your donation will be accepted. There are some medical conditions which make the study of anatomy difficult or indeed interfere with the embalming process.  If you would like to discuss this in more detail, please call us on 0116 252 3082.

Non-medical reasons for non-acceptance

We will be unable to accept bequests under the following conditions:

  • If a death occurs abroad
  • If donation capacity has been reached at Leicester Medical School
  • If Leicester Medical School is closed, for example during the Easter and Christmas/New Year periods (full details of any closures are left on the answerphone of the Body Donation Programme Manager at these times)

If the donation cannot be accepted, the next of kin/executor will be informed as soon as possible. 

In the event of non-acceptance, the responsibility for arranging and funding a burial or cremation rests with the next of kin/executor. It is therefore important that potential donors consider alternative arrangements in the event that Leicester Medical School is unable to accept a bequest.

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