By choosing Science Care as an alternative to traditional funerals and cremations, families not only save financially, but can also take pride in the fact that their loved-one helped future generations through the advancement of medical science.
“I was interested in cremation as my final journey. I had never heard of whole body donation upon reading about it. It was like everything just fell into place. This is what I had been missing. It just puts me at peace. I’m able to help others but at the same time have my final wishes out and take the burden off of my family. Also, they would be informed by a letter of ways I had helped others. Then a year later to have a tree planted in my memory for my family. My family and I discussed this option for me. They said ultimately it was my decision and whatever I wanted they would support. So in the end, I’m finally at peace with my final wishes. It has just given me a calm peaceful feeling.”
Science Care is also a great service for families who reside outside of the state of Pennsylvania where their loved-one may have passed, as we will handle all arrangements upon acceptance into the program. This includes:
- Coordination of transportation
- Filing of the death certificate
- Free Cremation and return of ashes within 3-weeks
- Family follow-up letter explaining the donor’s contribution to research
- A tree planting on the 1-year anniversary of donation
Science care is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and has a BBB A+ rating. You can rest assured that the entire donation process for your loved-one will be handled with care and dignity.
*Many families who choose Science Care often hold their own memorial service for their loved-one.
Learn more about our HOPE™ Program for hospice patients and the terminally ill. The HOPE™ Program offers the opportunity to complete most of the donation arrangements prior to the time of passing.
Download our Comparison Form (differences between traditional funerals and cremation vs. whole body donation to support medical science and research).