When a Donor's Gift Cannot Be Accepted

Occasionally, a problem may exist which would interfere with the intended use of a donor's gift for education and research.

Some problems that may prevent acceptance of the gift include:

  • the performance of an autopsy 
  • extensive trauma 
  • the presence of a highly contagious disease 
  • or a weight problem that would prevent optimal use of the gift

In instances such as these, the next of kin or the person in charge of the donor's affairs, if known to us, will be informed and other options for final disposition will be discussed.