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The Procedure For Donating Your Body To Science

The procedure for donating body to science with the BioGift program is very simple, and was designed not only to maximize your donation, but also to make the process of donation as straightforward as possible for your loved ones or next-of-kin. You may be asking yourself, “How does one donate their body to science?” Our typical donation procedure is described below, and is also outlined in the flow chart.

How Does One Donate Their Body To Science?

Body donation for medical research is becoming more popular for people looking for alternatives to funeral or cremation costs, and they may wonder “How do I donate my body to medical science?” The process begins with requesting our pre-registration forms and information. You can do this by visiting our Forms page and printing out the PDF files there. You can also call us 24 hours a day for more information on funeral alternatives like body donation for medical research. Your decision to donate your body to science as one of the alternatives to funeral services should be made after you are well-informed and have discussed your wishes with your next-of-kin, to ensure that your wish for body donation for medical research will be taken care of properly.

The Donation Procedure

If you have made your wishes known and pre-registered, then nothing else is necessary until your death, at which time your next-of-kin should contact BioGift immediately. A representative from BioGift will go through a medical and social interview with the family or next-of-kin to determine if the deceased can be accepted into the program. If the deceased qualifies for the program, the donor is transported to BioGift’s facility. Blood is drawn from the donor to test for infectious disease, and tissues are then matched with researchers and educational facilities. After the recovery is completed, the remains are cremated at a licensed crematory and are returned to the family.

Finishing The Donation Process

The donation process takes approximately four weeks to conclude. By this time, the family or next-of-kin will have received the cremated remains, and any requested certified copies of the death certificate. BioGift will then send the family or next-of-kin follow up correspondence about donation, and your last charitable effort will be finished. If you want to know even more about funeral alternatives like body donation for medical research, visit our Forms page for more information, or call us at (866) 670-1799, 24 hours a day.

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