New Interview with Colorado’s Best on the CW Channel 2 in Denver

Check out this video with even more great information about how you can support life through the gift of whole body donation for medical research, education and training.  Joana Canals interviewed Melinda Ellsworth, Director of Donor Services Thursday April 25th, 2013.  Feel free to share this video with others interested in learning a little more in depth information about the benefits of whole body donation.


Whole Body Donation is ONE option for end of life…

We know it can be difficult to discuss end of life issues…we can help. Whole body donation is ONE option and as a life affirming legacy with no cost to the family, can have tremendous benefits. Simply talking to your loved ones about your wishes is very important. “Funeral services are one of the largest purchases consumers will make, right up there with a car and a house,” Brenda Mack, a public affairs specialist with the Federal Trade Commission. Donation is an important option to consider especially for folks that are not prepared for a loved one’s passing and the costs associated with traditional arrangements. Learn more here:


Q: What are the distinctions between whole body donor programs/terms such as…

Whole Body Donation, Full Body Donation, Cadaver Donation, Anatomical Gifts, Willed Body Programs, Direct Cremation, Simple Cremation and No Cost Cremation.

Essentially the following terms are interchangeable: Whole Body Donation, Full Body Donation, Cadaver Donation, Willed Body Program.
Basically folks donate the entire body upon passing for a stated use.  The body may be utilized as a full cadaver specimen or may be segmented for multiple bio specimen uses.


Q: What are some examples of client uses for medical research and training?

A:  There are a wide range of client needs that full body donation can support. They range from research to develop better treatment options for diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s to full cadaver labs in medical schools to bio skills training for EMTs, physicians and surgeons.  Bio skills training labs utilize human tissue to perform much needed hands-on training. As a non-transplant tissue bank, Science Care can offer biological specimens (bio specimens) specific to the researcher’s requirements.  We also have the capability to provide complete turn-key event services at our laboratory event facilities nationwide.  This may include the use of the facility, professional event staff, instrumentation, tissue specimens, and event coordination.