Body Donation to Science and Medical Research

Give Hope to Future Generations…

Thank you for visiting Science Care, the world’s largest accredited whole body donation program. We work with some of the world’s most prestigious and well-respected medical schools, research hospitals and medical device companies to help support the training of physicians and surgeons and to assist with the development of new medical products, procedures and treatments. When you decide to donate your body to science, you are helping to advance medicine for everyone.

Those who have given the gift of body donation through Science Care have contributed to the advancement of treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, ALS, arthritis and degenerative joint disease, spinal injuries, hip replacement surgery, infectious diseases, heart disease and much more. Without the assistance of human body donation after death, we would not have the medical advancements that we see today.


If you are inquiring on behalf of a loved-one under hospice care

please visit our HOPE Program page.


Call: 800.417.3747



There is no cost upon acceptance into our program. If you live in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MI, MO, NC, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA or WI we invite you to  JOIN THE SCIENCE CARE REGISTRY.

If you live in another state, simply give us a call at time of need – 800 417-3747.



Whole Body Donation

The Science Care whole body donor program links those that wish to leave a lasting legacy through medical research with the researchers and educators that need human tissue to do their important…

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To Expect At Donation

We’ve outlined the basic procedure for donating your body to Science Care and made the process as straightforward as possible, not only to be efficient, but to keep it very simple for your loved ones…

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HOPE™ Program

Hospice Patient Guarantee

The Science Care Hope™ Program is a pre-screening program that allows patients, families, and healthcare providers to know with certainty if a donor meets current research criteria before the time…

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Memorial Tributes

Donor Stories

The Science Care Donor Memorial Tribute program gives us the opportunity to recognize donors in a lasting way. Read about them and their life stories…

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-Research used for the development of surgical instrumentation that will aid in the treatment of cancers and other diseases that impact the head and neck.

-Testing of prototypes implant tools and novel medical devices for hearing device technology.

-Cardiac surgical procedure that allows Cardiothoracic Surgeons hands on experience.

-Evaluation of surgical access and implantation of the hip site to treat post-operative pain management.

-Surgeon training on a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for treating injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.

-Orthopedic Surgeons training courses to practice new foot and ankle procedures.


Advocate Stories

Testimonials – Donor Stories – and More (Go here to see donor story videos)

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Rhonda Smith – Texas

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Donor Story – Earl Lynn Tankersley

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Donor Story – Frank Collins

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Donor Story – Stephen Falley

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Danna Tibbetts – Arizona

Join the registry today and support life through the gift of whole body donation for medical research, education and training.

Read more about why people are joining.

Celebrating Life

The Facts You Need To Know

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More than 125,000 people in the U.S. have joined the Science Care registry because they want to make a difference in the world. Read more about how Science Care donors are making an impact in medicine.


Science Care donors are helping to fight heart disease – Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. and Science Care donors are helping to develop better treatments to increase longevity. Join us.

Alzheimer’s disease impacts 5.2 million Americans. The generosity of Science Care whole body donors is helping researchers develop treatments to prolong quality of life.

Breast cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in women in the U.S. Medical researchers and Science Care donors are working together to develop better treatments to save more lives.



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