Cremation is the process of reducing the human remains to bone fragments. The resulting fragments are pulverized into very fine particles, often called “ashes” or “cremated remains”.
Many people choose cremation as a final disposition and they do so for a variety of reasons. In fact, nearly 50% of all deaths result in cremation in the United States and that number is growing quickly year over year.
*Note: Final disposition is different than memorialization. Memorialization can occur with any type of human remains disposition. Memorialization is the act of remembering and honoring the life of the decedent.The key reasons why so many people are choosing cremation are:
With so many choosing cremation today please consider leaving a lasting legacy prior to cremation with the gift of body donation for medical research and training. Cremation is an intrinsic part of the body donation process and is included at zero cost. It is wonderful way to honor your loved one by giving back to future generations directly through non-transplant tissue donation.
With the Science Care body donor program, we place each donor’s tissue with an average of 6 different medical and scientific research or training projects. These programs directly impact patient care today and for generations to come. It is truly a selfless gift and with cremation included at no-cost, the family does not have the burden of final expenses at a time when often it is emotionally and financially difficult and draining.