Who Can Be A Donor?
In Florida, any person of legal age and sound mind may donate their remains for use in medical research.
If a potential donor cannot speak for themselves (because they are incapacitated or have already passed away), a legally authorized next-of-kin may make the decision on behalf of their loved one.
Our donor program strives to accept as many donors as we can. We can accept most donors that may not be accepted elsewhere with the exception of donors with communicable disease like Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. Also, certain prospective donors may be ineligible if they are too heavy or too light. We evaluate body weight eligibility based upon BMI. Very few people do not qualify because of body weight.
Anyone over the age of 18 years old should consider themselves a potential donor.