Inquire about video donation.

Body donation for video education is an option for patients and families. The extent of video recorded dissection can be limited, focused and specific; or more extensive, depending on the wishes of the donor/legal next of kin.

Please contact us to discuss your wishes. Contact must be initiated by the donor or, if deceased, by the legal next of kin or power or attorney for health care. Donor-initiated consent must be approved by the legal next of kin or power of attorney for health care at the time of death. Please discuss your wishes with your family.

Consent for educational video donation.

Complete a video-donation inquiry form.*

*Completing the form does not register you for video-donation and does not guarantee that you will be able to donate. It just provides some information to let us know you wish to consider video-donation.

Basic facts about video donation:

Video donation means we will video-record a dissection and add the video to our case database on

There is no cost to you to participate in video donation.

Video donation does not require moving the body to a separate facility (in most cases).

Video donation requires setting aside time with the body shortly after death. The amount of time can be as little as an hour or up to several hours.

We do not keep the body for an extended period. Once the video recording is completed, you may proceed as planned with cremation or burial arrangements.

We always protect the patient’s confidentiality. For the time being, we are unable to offer dissections which show the face, tattoos or other identifying marks. Please discuss any concerns with us.

We cannot guarantee video donation for every case. Each inquiry is considered on a case-by-case basis at the sole discretion of Autopsy.Online and Autopsy Center of Chicago.

Try the free trial.

Physicians and authorized personnel who perform consented video (port-mortem* or surgical) may be in touch to discuss contributing to the site.

Try a free trial and submit 5 videos or up to 30 minutes of content. We’ll organize it into our patent-pending searchable database. See what that looks like here.

Basic facts about video donation:

Private vs. Shared Database
We can set you up with designated, private Institutional Database using the Autopsy.Online patent-pending searchable format. Or you may contribute generally to the site.

How to activate the trial and submit video.
Create a free Trial Contributor account.
Use the upload form after logging in.

How video to submit video:
Once your trial is complete, we will set up a billing plan with you. (See below for princing.) You may add videos one at a time (see below for pricing), or contact us for a quote depending on your needs. We can add video as you provide it, edit longer video into shorter segments and consider other editing requests.

Currently, submitted video intended for general access:
Is subject to review and approval at the sole discretion of Autopsy.Online.
May include anatomic labeling.
May be subject to editing by to meet site guidelines.
Must be obtained by standard consent processes by licensed physicians.
Is preferably not embalmed (e.g. surgical video or autopsy).

Your free trial includes up to 5 videos or up to 30 minutes of content.
Once complete, video may be added a cost $10/video (any length) for a private institutional database.
Video may be added at a cost of $7/video (up to 5 minutes in length) for shared access on the site.

*Video quality
Please keep in mind, our site distinguishes itself in its unique emphasis on anatomy in the non-embalmed state and respectful treatment of the body. All video is consented and patient confidentiality is protected as part of the consent process. Our short 3-5 minute video length is part of our patent-pending searchable format. We recommend all submitted videos be 3-5 minutes in length for best use of the search function.