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Kristin Dorn from Science Care - "Whole Body Donation"

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Science Care is a whole body donation program for medical research and education. We serve as a link between those who want to donate their body to science and those researchers and educators who need human tissue to further their medical education and research projects.

Our program is no cost to donors and their families. Once accepted, Science Care handles all transportation, cremation, filing of the death certificate, and return of the cremated remains within 3-5 weeks.

Anyone can register as a donor over the age of 18, or the family can decide to donate their loved one at the time of passing. Pre-registration is not required. We can facilitate a donation in almost every state in the U.S.except for Minnesotaand New Jersey.

While we strive to accept every donation, final acceptance into our donor program is contingent upon medical and suitability criteria at the time of passing, in order to honor the intent of donation and safely serve the needs of the medical community. Science Care is able to accept almost anyone who wants to donate, including people with cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes. Exclusions may include contagious diseases, certain past surgical procedures, and bone and joint issues.

Some of the healthcare advancements Science Care has been part of recently include cancer research through a grant with the National Cancer Institute, Alzheimer’s research, medical device development, and improving minimally invasive surgeries.