How body donation works with Science Care
- If you have decided body donation to science is an option for you, we encourage you to join the Science Care online donor registry to express your intent to donate and let your loved ones know about your wishes.
- If you or your loved one has been diagnosed as terminally ill, or is under hospice or palliative care, you can call us at (800) 417-3747 ext. 2 or fill out the pre-enrollment form to begin the screening for Science Care’s HOPE® Program. Upon completion, there is a one-year priority consideration for acceptance into our program at the time of passing, that provides peace of mind to both the donor and their loved ones. Restrictions apply; please see below the HOPE® Program Terms & Conditions.
Most people meet the criteria for donation with Science Care, including those with cancer, heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. Certain conditions such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, COVID-19 (symptoms, exposure, or diagnosis), extremely high or low body mass index (BMI), consent issues, location of residence or passing, legal issues, condition of body at the time of passing, or any inability to place the donation with current medical research or education projects at the time of passing may impact final acceptance in to the Science Care Program, including Science Care’s HOPE® Program.