Understanding Whole Body Donation

The most common question about how to donate to Science Care is, “who can donate?” The answer is simple. Many people meet criteria for donation, including people with cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Pre-registration is not required. Plus, you can choose to be both a whole body donor and an organ donor. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. By donating to research, your body lives on by allowing doctors and medical students the ability to research new life-saving medical and surgical procedures and techniques.

A life-affirming choice, donation is also a highly individual decision. In every way possible, Science Care honors your decision by adhering to the strictest guidelines through the entire donation process. Donation is no cost to the donor or their family, and each donor and family is treated with compassion, care, respect and dignity.

Next: How It Works