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London Anatomy Office


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The London Anatomy Office was established in the early 1980s to provide a central service for co-ordinating the donation of bodies to the London medical and dental schools.  Nearly 20,000 generous and public spirited people are currently registered with the London Anatomy Office to donate their body.  Each year approximately 350 donated bodies are accepted by the London Anatomy Office on behalf of the following teaching institutions:

  • Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine
  • Brighton & Sussex Medical School
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Imperial College London
  • King’s College London
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • St George’s University of London
  • University College London

In acknowledgement of the generous and valuable gift of the donation of a body for anatomical examination, a service of thanksgiving is organised by the London Anatomy Office each year.  The Service commemorates donors from the previous calendar year and is an opportunity to express our gratitude to family and friends for the generous gift of the donation of their loved one's body. 

The London Anatomy Office is funded by, and accountable to the London and South East Committee of Anatomists (LSECA).  The LSECA constitutes anatomists who are active within the six medical schools served by the London Anatomy Office.  The LSECA is a not for profit organisation, which has charitable status under the University of London.  The LSECA is funded by the medical schools which receive donated bodies through the London Anatomy Office and financial donations.  If you would like to make a contribution towards the work of the LSECA please make cheques payable to The London and South East Committee of Anatomists or LSECA and send to the office address.

Service of Thanksgiving

Sadly the Service of Thanksgiving 2020 has been postponed.  We do not know when it will be rescheduled for but will update our website when we have any news.

This is very disappointing for everyone involved but especially the friends and families of our wonderful donors.  Please accept our sincere apologies and stay safe.

Our partners


Anglia Ruskin University

Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Queen Mary university of London logo

Queen Mary University of London

St George’s University of London

St George’s University of London

Contact us

Next of kin seeking to notify the London Anatomy Office of the death of a potential donor should telephone the office as a matter of urgency.  Our telephones are answered 0930-1600, Monday to Friday.  If you are calling within these hours and you hear the answerphone it may be that we are on the telephone so please leave a message.  If you are calling outside of these hours please leave a message on the answerphone and we will return your call at our earliest opportunity. 

London Anatomy Office
Room 5.8  5th floor,
Hodgkin Building
King's College London
Guy's Campus
London SE1 1UL

020 7848 8042