Ethics of Plastination

All anatomical specimens stem from body donors who donated their bodies with willed legal consent in their lifetime, for the education of future generations. For over 30 years the body donation program has been the ethical backbone of our work.

Von Hagens Plastination only charges for the preservation or plastination of the specimens, not for the specimens themselves.

Our plastination services to the medical and scientific community would not be possible without the bequests of our body donors, both living and deceased. We are proud of the trust they placed in us and their commitment to partner with us to advance medical knowledge.

We strictly restrict the sale of Plastinates of human origin to research and educational institutes.