Body donation

After your death, you can donate your body to science. Physicians and specialists in training can then continue to develop in their field of expertise.

Donate your body to science 

In the Netherlands, it is common practice to opt for burial or cremation when someone dies. Less well-known is the possibility for people to donate their body to science. They ‘donate’ their body so that future physicians and specialists can continue to develop in their field of expertise. This leaflet gives information about donating your body (Dutch only).

How to donate your body

At this moment the Erasmus MC body donation program is closed for new registrations.

If you have any questions please fill in our contact form or contact us at +31 10 704 32 79.

Leftover tissue

During the course of a treatment patients regularly need to provide cell or tissue samples. These body material samples will be used to identify the medical condition. Some of the leftover cells and/or tissue will be stored. The rest will be destroyed.

In some cases leftover tissue will be stored for medical research. The leaflet Leftover tissue for medical research (Dutch only) will provide you with information on the rules that apply and your rights as a patient. 

Any questions or comments?

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