How to Donate My Body to Science in Oklahoma

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How to Donate My Body to Science in Oklahoma
Oklahoma residents can donate their bodies to science. (Darrin Klimek/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Oklahoma residents have the option of donating their bodies to science upon their death. Donated bodies are used in morgues and on college campuses for medical students to practice their technique and learn on. All persons are eligible to donate their bodies to science, though their families will have no rights to their remains after death. Oklahoma is home to two body donation programs, one at the University of Oklahoma and the other at Oklahoma State University.

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Things you need

  • Declaration form
  • Witness signatures

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Instructions

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    Contact the Body Donor Program director at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Health Sciences at 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa or (918) 561-8446.

  2. 2

    Fill out the Declaration form provided by the director.

  3. 3

    Sign the Declaration form in the presence of two witnesses and return it to the director. You will receive an identification card along with copies of your declaration in the mail to disperse to members of your family to inform them of your decision.

  1. 1

    Call (405) 271-2424, extension 46295. Request a body donation form be mailed to you.

  2. 2

    Fill out the body donation form and sign it with two witnesses present.

  3. 3

    Mail your completed body donation form to:

    The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Willed Body Program Post Office Box 26901 Oklahoma City, OK 73126-0901

    A small card will be mailed to you stating your intent to donate you body. Carry this card with you at all times.

Tips and warnings

  • Any person 18 years of age or older may opt to become a body donor.
  • Donors may change their mind about donating their bodies at any time.

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