Donating Your Body to Science In Illinois

Donating Your Body To Science in Illinois (& Greater Chicago)

For more information call Donor Services at: 800.417.3747

The Science Care whole body donor program in Illinois links those that wish to leave a lasting legacy to medical science with the researchers and educators that need human tissue to in order to help advance medical science.  Each donor not only gives of him or herself but gives hope to future generations.  By donating to medical science and research, your body lives on by allowing doctors, scientists, emergency services personnel and university medical students in Illinois and across the Globe, the ability to research new life-saving medical and surgical procedures and techniques.

Who Can Donate in Illinois?

The most common question about donating your body to Science Care for medical research is… “Who can donate?” The answer is simple. Most everyone will meet criteria for whole body donation, including those with cancer, heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Pre-registration is not required, but it is recommended for residents of the greater Chicago area and other Illinois cities like Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, Naperville, Springfield, Peoria, Elgin, Waukegan, Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, Evanston and more. Joining the registry is the first step in opening the conversation with your loved ones and it is important that they understand your wishes in order to carry them out.

Science Care Accreditation

Science Care is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks. 3rd party, independent, scientifically based accreditation is important to help shine a bright light on the quality systems and outcomes of the tissue banking operation to ensure safety and uphold the public trust.

How to Donate Your Body to Science in Illinois

Donating your body to science in Illinois is simple. You can pre-register by joining our ONLINE REGISTRY of future donors. Or, if you need to contact us to inquire about a family member, friend or loved one who has recently passed in IL, please call 800.417.3747 and speak with one of our Donor Services Coordinators – 24/7. Our Donor Services Coordinators will help guide you through the donation process.

If under hospice care, a medical screening and qualification can be done ahead of time through our HOPE Program: A Guarantee for Hospice Patients.

For more information about how to donate your body to science in Illinois, please visit our donation information page.

Learn more about the benefits of no-cost services in Illinois and the greater Chicago area.

Where to Donate

Science Care Whole Body Donation in Illinois

Science Care can facilitate body to science donations from Illinois and all states in the U.S. except MN and NJ (due to state specific laws). Donations from outside the United States are currently unavailable.

Whole Body Donation Facilitation By County

  • Adams County
  • Bond County
  • Boone County
  • Bureau County
  • Cass County
  • Champaign County
  • Christian County
  • Clay County
  • Clinton County
  • Coles County
  • Cook County
  • Crawford County
  • DeKalb County
  • DeWitt County
  • DuPage County
  • Edgar County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Franklin County
  • Fulton County
  • Grundy County
  • Henry County
  • Iroquois County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Jersey County
  • Kane County
  • Kankakee County
  • Kendall County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • LaSalle County
  • Lee County
  • Livingston County
  • Logan County
  • Macon County
  • Macoupin County
  • Madison County
  • Marion County
  • Massac County
  • McDonough County
  • McHenry County
  • McLean County
  • Monroe County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Ogle County
  • Peoria County
  • Perry County
  • Piatt County
  • Randolph County
  • Richland County
  • Rock Island County
  • Saline County
  • Sangamon County
  • St. Clair County
  • Stephenson County
  • Tazewell County
  • Vermilion County
  • Wabash County
  • Warren County
  • Washington County
  • Wayne County
  • White County
  • Whiteside County
  • Will County
  • Williamson County
  • Winnebago County
  • Woodford County

Plus Other IL Counties


(Partial List of IL Cities Served)

  • Alton
  • Aurora
  • Batavia
  • Beardstown
  • Belleville
  • Belvidere
  • Benton
  • Berwyn
  • Bloomington
  • Blue Island
  • Braidwood
  • Burbank
  • Calumet City
  • Canton
  • Carbondale
  • Carlinville
  • Carmi
  • Carterville
  • Centralia
  • Centreville
  • Champaign
  • Charleston
  • Chester
  • Chicago Heights
  • Chicago
  • Chillicothe
  • Clinton
  • Collinsville
  • Colona
  • Columbia
  • Country Club Hills
  • Countryside
  • Crest Hill
  • Crystal Lake
  • Danville
  • Darien
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb
  • Des Plaines
  • Dixon
  • Du Quoin
  • East Moline
  • East Peoria
  • East St. Louis
  • Edwardsville
  • Effingham
  • Elgin
  • Elmhurst
  • Eureka
  • Evanston
  • Fairfield
  • Fairview Heights
  • Flora
  • Freeport
  • Galesburg
  • Geneseo
  • Geneva
  • Genoa
  • Granite City
  • Greenville
  • Harrisburg
  • Harvard
  • Harvey
  • Herrin
  • Hickory Hills
  • Highland
  • Highland Park
  • Highwood
  • Hillsboro
  • Hoopeston
  • Jacksonville
  • Jerseyville
  • Joliet
  • Kankakee
  • Kewanee
  • Lake Forest
  • LaSalle
  • Lincoln

IL Cities Continued…

  • Litchfield
  • Lockport
  • Loves Park
  • Macomb
  • Marengo
  • Marion
  • Markham
  • Marseilles
  • Mascoutah
  • Mattoon
  • McHenry
  • Mendota
  • Metropolis
  • Moline
  • Monmouth
  • Monticello
  • Morris
  • Mount Carmel
  • Mount Vernon
  • Murphysboro
  • Naperville
  • North Chicago
  • Northlake
  • Oak Forest
  • O’Fallon
  • Olney
  • Ottawa
  • Palos Heights
  • Palos Hills
  • Pana
  • Paris
  • Park City
  • Park Ridge
  • Pekin
  • Peoria
  • Peru
  • Pinckneyville
  • Plano
  • Pontiac
  • Princeton
  • Prospect Heights
  • Quincy
  • Robinson
  • Rochelle
  • Rock Falls
  • Rock Island
  • Rockford
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Salem
  • Sandwich
  • Silvis
  • South Beloit
  • Spring Valley
  • Springfield
  • St. Charles
  • Staunton
  • Sterling
  • Streator
  • Sycamore
  • Taylorville
  • Troy
  • Urbana
  • Vandalia
  • Warrenville
  • Washington
  • Waterloo
  • Watseka
  • Waukegan
  • West Chicago
  • West Frankfort
  • Wheaton
  • Wilmington
  • Wood Dale
  • Wood River
  • Woodstock
  • Yorkville
  • Zion

(Plus all other Illinois cities and towns)

A Vital Service Benefiting Everyone’s Future

As an alternative to traditional burial, funeral, or cremation, Science Care’s whole body donation program offers the chance to make a contribution that benefits others. By providing a vital service and a pathway to greater knowledge and discovery, together we can help save lives, advance medical research and education, and improve quality of life for families and the community.

While many people in Illinois are familiar with the organ donor process and have registered to be an organ donor, most are unaware of the fact that they can also choose the “giving” act of donating their entire body for the advancement of scientific and medical research.

CALL TODAY: 800.417.3747

Donation Services Coordinators are standing by to answer all your questions!

Joining the donor registry in Illinois is an important first step and helps to make your wishes known to your loved ones.

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