To all of our participants in the Willed Body Program at LSUHS
Although our Donor Registry Program for our Willed Body Program is still very active, on March 15, 2020 we made the difficult decision to temporarily stop accepting body donations into our facility in order to protect our Faculty, Staff, and Students. There has been some degree of uncertainty about how long the infectivity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) persists in the human body/tissues postmortem. We have been awaiting guidance from the CDC and the American Association of Anatomists with regard to how to safely resume accepting body donations. We hope that this current state of affairs is very temporary and do anticipate resuming accepting body donations in the very near future.