Oregon Body Gift

A Non-Profit Organization

Picture of a dog in the leaves, photo by Daniel Lincoln, via Unsplash

Welcome to Our Dog Donation Program

At Oregon Body Gift, we extend our research efforts to include our beloved canine companions through our Canine Brain Bank. This program allows dog owners who live in Salem and nearby areas to donate their pet's body for neuroscience medical research, contributing to research that may help advance science.

Why Donate?

Donating your dog's body supports our research efforts, primarily helping to enable neuroscience research that may eventually lead to better diagnosis and treatment. It's a way to honor your dog's legacy by contributing to the welfare of future generations.

What We Offer

For every dog donated, we provide:

  • A respectful and dignified handling of your dog's remains.
  • Free cremation and return of ashes upon request.
  • Assurance that your dog's contribution will be valued and used for research purposes only.

How to Donate

Please follow these steps to donate your dog's body to Oregon Body Gift:

1: For more information, please read our Dog Donation Guide, which includes the current eligibility criteria for donation.

Most importantly, due to the nature of our research, we require that the dog's body be received within 8 hours of death to ensure the integrity of the tissue samples. One option is to let us know if you are planning euthanasia for your dog, which must be performed by a veterinarian. This isn't necessary, but it helps with timing. Unfortunately, if the death occurs outside our availability, such as evenings or weekends, we will not be able to accept the donation. We understand that this can be a difficult and emotional decision, and we are here to help answer any questions you may have about the donation process.

2: If you decide to proceed with donation, please read and sign our dog donation consent form:

Register Online

Read, complete, and electronically sign the form.

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Download Registration Form

Download and print or fill the PDF to email.

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3: Contact us at donation@oregonbodygift.org or 503-581-1942 with any questions or to finalize arrangements.

Contact Us

For any questions or additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Your consideration in making this contribution to scientific research is deeply appreciated.