Donate your body to science: Give hope to future generations

The gift of donation can touch many parts of our lives, the lives of our loved ones, and the lives of all future generations. It is the gift that lives on in all of us.
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Can I donate my body to medical research and education?

Nearly everyone will qualify for donation, and there is no upper age limit. By registering with Science Care, you can state your intent to donate your body to science for the opportunity to contribute to future medical advancements. Register today — it takes less than 3 minutes.

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More than 25,000 people join the Science Care Registry every year. State your intent now and let your wishes be known.

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HOPE® Program for terminally-ill patients

For those under hospice or palliative care, you can begin the screening process today for peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

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The Science Care process: How body donation works

Learn about no-cost cremation, important forms to complete, and our commitment to honor each donor’s wish.

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End-of life-options

Explore the differences between burial, direct cremation, body donation to science, university donation, and more.

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Why choose body donation to science?

Science Care donors have made countless contributions to medical research and education in areas such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and orthopedics to name a few.

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How you may be able to advance medical research

96% of Science Care accepted donations are placed with medical education or research initiatives, helping donors leave a lasting legacy.

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Ensuring your wishes are known

About 40% of those who register to donate never become donors. Here’s what you can do to ensure your wishes are honored.

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Body donation to science in your state

Science Care can facilitate body donation in nearly every U.S. state, and we offer pre-registration in a select number of states.

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Resources for families, seniors, veterans, and more

Whether you're already registered with Science Care, or you want to learn more about end-of-life options, check out these resources.

Do I have the option to be both an organ donor and a body donor for science?

You can register your intent for both organ donation and non-transplant donation. Science Care encourages life-saving organ donation prior to body donation to science. You will need to register for both programs separately, and let your loved ones know your wish to donate to both organizations.
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Information packet: Free download

Learn how to donate your body to science, how to ensure your wishes are known, and how your ultimate gift gives hope to future generations.

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