California Cremation

Zero Cost California Cremation Supports Life

NBC columnist and creator of Savvysenior.org, Jim Miller, reports that a traditional funeral averages $10,000. today.  Cremation costs can run as high as $3000. California cremation is no exception.

Whole body donation to science is an alternative to traditional cremation. Science Care offers zero cost cremation with whole body donation. Science Care donors choose to support life by helping to advance medical training and knowledge that can save lives and improve the welfare of patients.

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Biological Sample – What is that?

Biological Sample – A Primer

So you may be wondering, “What is a biological sample and why would a medical researcher need that?”

Great question! Simply put, this  type of request is for any type of biological specimen such as cells, internal organs, veins, or even fluids.  Researchers need specific types of human tissue to perform their work to advance medicine.  For example, Science Care donors recently helped in validating new blood testing methods.  The goal of this work is to provide more accurate results for patients.

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Eye Donor Awareness Month

Did you know that many whole body donors with Science Care are also eye and corneal donors as well?  It’s true! Restoring the sight of others is a beautiful gift and one that you can make in conjunction with body donation. Nearly 50,000 people receive corneal transplants each year.

What are the benefits to donating eyes and corneas for transplant as well as the entire body for medical research and education?

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Senior Hunger and Food Insecurity

Did you know that in 2012 alone, over 2 ½ million households with seniors experienced food insecurity? Over 1 million households with seniors living alone experienced food insecurity. In addition, food insecure seniors were more likely to report poor health and had higher nutritional risk.

Today, over 9 million Americans over 50 are at risk for hunger each day (this is a 79% increase in 10 years!).

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