Donating Your Body To Science in California

A No Cost Alternative to Traditional Burial or Cremation Services in California

For more information call Donor services at: 800.417.3747

The Science Care whole body donor program in California links those that wish to leave a lasting legacy to medical science with the researchers and educators that need human tissue 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 California and across the Globe, the ability to research new life-saving medical and surgical procedures and techniques.

hispanicWho Can Donate in California?

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 California residents. 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 California

Donating your body to science in Los Angeles, San Diego or another Southern California city is a simple process. 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, 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 California, please visit our donation information page.

Learn more about the benefits of no-cost services in California.

Where to Donate

Science Care Whole Body Donation Facilities in California

Science Care can facilitate body to science donations from all states in the U.S. except AR, MN and NJ (due to state specific laws). Donations from outside the United States are currently unavailable. Our Southern California facilities, which primarily serve the greater Los Angeles (including Orange County) and San Diego metropolitan areas, are located in Long Beach, CA. Donations are generally accepted from all over California.

Whole Body Donation in Los Angeles County / Orange County:

(All cities are served – this is only a partial list)

  • Alhambra
  • Anaheim
  • Buena Park
  • Burbank
  • Carson
  • Compton
  • Costa Mesa
  • Downey
  • El Monte
  • Fullerton
  • Garden Grove
  • Glendale
  • Hawthorne
  • Huntington Beach
  • Inglewood
  • Irvine
  • Lakewood
  • Lancaster
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Mission Viejo
  • Newport Beach
  • Norwalk
  • Orange
  • Palmdale
  • Pasadena
  • Pomona
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Clarita
  • Santa Monica
  • South Gate
  • Torrance
  • West Covina
  • Westminster
  • Whittier
  • (All Los Angeles / Orange County Area Cities)

Whole Body Donation in San Diego County:

(All cities are served – this is only a partial list)

  • Carlsbad
  • Chula Vista
  • Del Mar
  • El Cajon
  • Escondido
  • La Jolla
  • Oceanside
  • San Diego
  • (All San Diego Area Cities)

Whole Body Donation in Riverside County / San Bernardino County:

(All cities are served – this is only a partial list)

  • Corona
  • Fontana
  • Hesperia
  • Moreno Valley
  • Murrieta
  • Ontario
  • Rancho Cucamonga
  • Rialto
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • Temecula
  • Victorville
  • (All Riverside / San Bernardino Area Cities)

Whole Body Donation in Ventura County:

(Partial List of Cities Served)

  • Camarillo
  • Moorpark
  • Oxnard
  • Port Hueneme
  • Santa Paula
  • Simi Valley
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ventura
  • (All Cities Around Ventura County)

Whole Body Donation in Kern County

(Partial List of Cities Served)

  • Arvin
  • Bakersfield
  • Delano
  • Oildale
  • Ridgecrest
  • Rosamond
  • Rosedale
  • Wasco


Whole Body Donation in Other California Counties:

  • Alameda County
  • Alpine County
  • Amador County
  • Butte County
  • Calaveras County
  • Colusa County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Del Norte County
  • El Dorado County
  • Fresno County
  • Glenn County
  • Humboldt County
  • Imperial County
  • Inyo County
  • Kings County
  • Lake County
  • Lassen County
  • Madera County
  • Marin County
  • Mariposa County
  • Mendocino County
  • Merced County
  • Modoc County
  • Mono County
  • Monterey County
  • Napa County
  • Nevada County
  • Placer County
  • Plumas County
  • Sacramento County
  • San Benito County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Joaquin County
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Barbara County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Shasta County
  • Sierra County
  • Siskiyou County
  • Solano County
  • Sonoma County
  • Stanislaus County
  • Sutter County
  • Tehama County
  • Trinity County
  • Tulare County
  • Tuolumne County
  • Yolo County
  • Yuba County

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 Anaheim, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, and other areas of California 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 California is an important first step and
helps to make your wishes known to your loved ones.

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