Body Donor Program
The Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy administers the Willed Body Program for LSU Health Shreveport. This program allows individuals from the North Louisiana, South Arkansas and East Texas communities to donate their remains to our health sciences center for teaching and biomedical research purposes.
The continued generosity of our Donors is critical for LSU Health Shreveport to continue its teaching mission in the health sciences. Our donors become the "first patients" of Medical and Allied Health students, serving to instruct them on the basic organization of the human body. Our Donors also become the first "Professors" of our Graduate Students in the Anatomical Sciences, working with our current faculty developing the next generation of Anatomical Educators / Researchers. Lastly, our Donors assist our Medical Residents and Surgeons to develop and conduct procedural studies to perfect their clinical skills that will be used to care for their future patients.
Our faculty, staff and students are thankful for the Ultimate Gift made by the many Donors to our Willed Body Program over the past 45 years. Without their generosity we could not have become the leading Center for Biomedical Education and Research in the ArkLaTex.