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Willed Body

Houston, Texas

The Alkek Building at Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Cornea and Organ Donation

The Division of Anatomical Sciences only accepts whole bodies for medical education because organ donation renders the body unsuitable for our teaching program. However, the Division of Anatomical Sciences will accept bodies following eye removal for the purpose of cornea transplant provided all other criteria are met.

The Division of Anatomical Sciences does not conduct eye removals. Arrangements for eye removal should be made by the family and the procedure performed prior to the body being transported to the college. Individuals seeking information on cornea donation should contact:

Lions Eye Bank of Texas
Texas Medical Center
6565 Fannin, NC-205
Houston, Texas 77030
713-798-5500

Information on other types of organ and tissue donation may be obtained through:

Life Gift Organ Donation Center
5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77005
713-523-GIFT (4438)
713-737-8110 -- Fax

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