Thank you for considering your donation to the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility. Your generous contribution will support important forensic research that could help us develop new techniques, new theories, or even solve a case. We greatly appreciate your donation.

There are two different type of donation processes- Living Donor, which is used if you are interested in donating your own body after you pass away; and Next of Kin, which is used if you have a loved one who has already passed away.


We are extremely grateful for the donors and their families for their willingness to contribute to our scientific research.

STAFS Memorial Service

Each year, STAFS holds a memorial service to honor and remember those who have graciously donated their body or their loved one's body to our facility from the previous year. Family members, friends, and the University community are invited to attend the service and bring a small picture of their donated loved one to place by a candle of remembrance. Immediately following the memorial service a reception is held to reminisce and celebrate life.

Next Service: November 2023

In Remembrance of a Valuable Gift Given

When a body is donated to the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science (STAFS) Facility, a personalized certificate containing two fingerprints from the donor is sent to the next of kin as a token of gratitude and remembrance


STAFS has the utmost respect and appreciation to all donors and their families. We would love to hear from you! If you are interested in sharing why donating was important to you or your loved one, please submit your story below. Please note that you have the option to remain anonymous if you would like.

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