Body Donation


Department of Anatomy

PGIMER, Chandigarh

Body Donation will be accepted from the tricity of Chandigarh, Mohali & Panchkula

Cadaveric dissection is the integral part of the curriculum of any medical school.  It helps a student to learn topographic localization of tissues of the body.  The surgeons also require it to update their knowledge.  The anatomists in most of the medical institutions feel the shortage of cadavers for imparting training to medical students.  Hence, there is a strong need to popularize the message to common masses to donate their bodies after death which can be preserved by embalming and later can be used for teaching and research purposes.

 A person in his life can express his will in writing (form can be downloaded) and can convince his next kith and kin that after death his body may be donated.  The dead body along with the death certificate/ declaration of death certificate and a photograph should be transported within 3-5 hrs to the Department of Anatomy of the PGIMER, Chandigarh (or to any other near by medical college/institute). In case of delay in the transportation, the body should be kept in mortuary or on ice slabs.  In case of any difficulty in transporting, the Anatomy Department will provide vehicle for the same within the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula & Mohali.  If the body is brought during non-working hours, it can be kept in cold chamber in the mortuary of PGI which is open 24 hours on all days.  In case of any difficulty please contact us.


List of Donors

List of Donated Bodies


Address:- Department of Anatomy, Research Block 'B'

(Near Post Office), PGIMER,

Sector-12, Chandigarh. 160012

Help Line Phone Numbers:- 9914700439,  9914113291,   9417552145,    9417357035, 7087008201

HOD Anatomy- 0172-2755201/2755202 (9AM to 5PM)

(After 5 PM) 0172-2706478(R) & 7087008202(M)



In an extremely rare and magnanimous gesture of organ donation, family of Late Shri Kashmir Singh allowed Harvesting of Human Organs and enabled PGI save five precious lives of helpless and needy patients, through successful transplantations.

Late Shri Kashmir Singh, a native of Garhshankar, Hoshiaprur, Punjab was admitted in PGI on 31st July 2013 in a critical condition after he met with a fatal road accident on 30th July 2013. However, despite best of the efforts and competence by the team of experts, Late Shri Kashmir Singh could not be saved and was declared brain dead. The wife and the family members gave their consent to donate the organs as these had already been pledged by Late Shri Kashmir Singh during his lifetime.  After fulfilling all the necessary procedures under THOA, further action for transplantation of organs was under taken.

As a result of this extremely noble gesture, the donated organs were immediately transplanted and utilized for the helpless and needy patients which resulted in saving five precious lives.

Words fail to explain the courage and  compassion shown by the family of Late Shri Kashmir Singh as even after suffering the irreparable loss, the family volunteered to donate heart, kidneys and corneas of Late Shri Kashmir Singh. The gesture speaks volumes about the human values and concerns   the departed soul of Late Sh. Kashmir Singh upheld as he had already pledged his organs during his lifetime. The family has faithfully honored his pledge by fulfilling his wishes.

 The Institute acknowledges the spirit and greatness of the family of Late Shri Kashmir Singh which has given lives to the five needy patients