The Body Donation Program
All anatomical specimens stem from individuals who donated their bodies with willed legal consent in their lifetime, for the education of future generations. For more than 30 years the body donation program has been the ethical cornerstone of our Plastination work. The Institute for Plastination ... (IfP) in Heidelberg, founded in 1993 by Dr. Gunther von Hagens is the administrator of our unique body donation program.
Currently this program has more nearly 20,000 body donors on its donor roster, including 2,400 already deceased donor bodies. The donors come from more than 33 countries, with the majority from Germany (about 85%) and the United States (about 10%).