Our process: What to expect as a Science Care donor
If you have decided body donation to science is an option for you, we encourage you to join the Science Care online donor registry and let your loved ones know about your wishes.
- If you or your loved one is under hospice or palliative care, or has been diagnosed as terminally ill, we encourage you to go online to join or call (800) 417-3747 immediately to be screened for acceptance in to the Science Care HOPE® Program. This program is a pre-arrangement offering a one-year guaranteed acceptance. Restrictions apply.
- Whether you choose to join the registry or not, a short medical screening will be conducted by phone at the time of passing. Acceptance into the program will be determined at the time of passing.
Upon acceptance, information is collected by Science Care to process the donation. Most people meet the criteria for body donation to science, including those with cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and many other chronic conditions. The most common rule-out for donation is a contagious disease. It is important we protect the safety of our medical researchers and educators.