Did you know? There is an overwhelming need for both organ donation for life saving needs and whole body donation for medical research and training. Whole body donation can further the knowledge and skills of physicians and surgeons, and can improve the quality of life for generations of patients to come. Organ donation for transplant is equally important. According to the American Transplant Foundation, more than 123,000 people in the United States are currently on the waiting list for a lifesaving organ transplant.
With the Science Care whole body donor program, most often individuals can be BOTH organ donors for transplant purposes as well as whole body donors for medical research and education. Organ donation for transplant takes first priority due to its inherent life-saving nature. Simply let your loved ones know of your desire to help both with transplant and research. The Science Care Donor Services Coordinators will collaborate with the local transplant group to help facilitate both types of donation.
Joining the donor registry is an important first step and helps to make your wishes known to your loved ones. Your information is never shared and is kept confidential with restricted access.
If you need more information or have questions about whole body donation, please give us a call. Our family services coordinators are available 24 hours a day – 7 days a week and can answer all of your questions.