4 types of cremation

Cremation Options for Varying Budgets

Cremation costs can vary dramatically depending on level of services and location. Donating your body to science is one of the only free cremation options available.
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No-cost cremation with body donation to science

Most affordable
Offered by Science Care
Science Care offers cremation at no cost to you or your family, when you decide to donate your body to science. Remains not matched with our program are returned to the family within 3-5 weeks of donation.


  • Honoring wishes to leave a lasting legacy for future generations
  • Cremation and transportation from the location of passing
  • Filing of the death certificate
  • Letter updating family members on the impact your donation has made

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Body donation is very time sensitive, and Science Care is unable to facilitate donation if the passing happened more than five days ago.

Not all states are eligible.
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, extremely high or low body mass index (BMI), or the state of passing could exclude donation.

Your information is never shared and is kept confidential with restricted access.
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Additional Cremation Options not Provided by Science Care

Cremation with traditional service

Not offered by Science Care
Typically the highest cost of cremation. Incorporates the benefits of both a traditional funeral service and cremation, including embalming and a casket rental. Cremation is performed following the funeral services.
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Cremation with memorial service

Not offered by Science Care
With a memorial service, the cremated remains need not be present. Cremation with a memorial service is a way to honor the memory of a loved one in much the same way as you would during a funeral service.
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Cremation without ceremony

Not offered by Science Care
This is also known as direct cremation. The body is cremated shortly after passing, without embalming, viewing or visitation. This is the second most affordable cremation option.
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Need help?

Regardless of which cremation option you choose, Science Care is here to help. Just give us a call, and we can direct you to a provider who will meet your needs. We work with some of the best organizations in the country and are more than happy to refer you.

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“I do not want my children to be burdened with any arrangements. The less suffering to them, the better. I also thought medical science may benefit in helping others.”
— Marcia L., Florida

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